Confirmed Signing with Link: [TOR] Joe Thornton signs with the Maple Leafs (1 year, $700K)

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  1. WillTheThrill Registered User

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    The Spezza experiment has worked out better than anyone could have hoped for. There’s no risk to signing these grizzled old vets, especially when your core is still very young.
     
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    Maybe we can compare threads per/60 and find the real answer.
     
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  3. dubey $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ big money boyz $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    He's right but threads/60 is a good one lol
     
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    How many 2nd overall picks do you know that would accept their qualifying offer?

    As for Thornton leaving it shouldn't have been a surprise after it came out that he wanted a trade at the deadline.

    That should have told everybody he was open to leaving because he wanted a trade which means he wanted to leave.
     
  5. ViewsFromThe6ix ████ 60% *LOADING*

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    People are thinking about this too simply. The Leafs have an army of video scouts and analytics staff to break down how Thornton would fit in. Here is an article from a former Leafs staffer explaining why Thornton is such a great fit, and after reading it, its really easy to understand why the Leafs went so hard after Thornton:

     
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  6. Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    Yep, Thorton is also the reason our 3rd string goalie had 6 pages, 900k Vesey had 12, Simmonds had 18 and Bogosian had 12.

    On nearly any other team, with the exception of MTL who would be close, those players get anywhere from 10 posts to 3 pages.
     
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    You stuck
     
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    There is a certain irony to making posts in Leafs threads exclusively bragging about how much bigger your Leafs threads are....
     
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    Does this mean he won't be going into the Hall as a Bruin?
     
  10. Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    There's no bragging, it's hilarious that people complain about the Leafs, yet they flock to each and every thread about them.
     
  11. Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    Get that BS out of here. Their cup is just as real as any other.
     
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    Can you remind all of us what the Leafs have won recently?
     
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    I am surprised the Marlies signing Rich Clune isn't on page 8 by now. Come on people tell us how to feel about that signing too!
     
  14. A1LeafNation Our time! Our time!

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    The Thornton cup.

    No need to focus on that stupid comment. Bolts cup win was the hardest ever won.
     
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    CAP STRAPPED LEAFS SPEND 700K ON 41 YEAR OLD PLAYER

    :scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:

    HF is shook
     
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    Remember Joe Thornton?

    This is him now. Feel old yet?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I just don't understand the concern/hate on a 700k 4th line player. Not one leaf fan is expecting much. If he pits 20 points, brings great leadership and a little physicality then it was a great signing. If he needs a walker just to compete warmup, send him to the AHL. No harm, no foul.

    Look at the list of 20 point players, at 700k they are a no brainer. 2019‑2020 NHL Scoring Leaders
     
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    Because certain members of this board’s population are determined to negatively spin whatever move the Leafs make. If this signing was just appreciated or what it was - the Leafs signing a veteran presence at a minimum contract to add experience and another option in the bottom six - then it should have just been a few pages of discussion. Some people cannot help themselves though.

    I for one am just happy. After seeing what Spezza brought last season, I’m curious to see what Thornton adds to the lineup.
     
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    You have got to be kidding me right????

    You think it’s all Leafs fans bragging about signing Jumbo Joe? Dude, the 1st 10 pages is fans from other teams saying dumbshit like it’s a terrible signing lmao.
     
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    I’d like to see the Leafs sign Chara!

    I wonder how many pages that will generate?!
     
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    I just want him to tell the young guns they’re being lazy pieces of sh_t when they deserve it and I’m a happy man. A vet with some sack
     
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    Why in the world did the Leafs sign Spezza, Thornton and Simmonds? Did they need all three? Are they taking management advice from Brian Burke?
     
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    Wouldn't you be a little annoyed if a 41 year old signing a vet minimum contract on a team that didn't even make the playoffs was bigger news than your favourite team winning the Stanley Cup?
     
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    Not the first 41 year old the leafs brought in to contend for a cup.

    Francis in 2004.
     
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    "Joe Thornton is nearly a half generational forward".
     
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