A Quick Look Through the Free Agent Pool: Joe Thornton

Under the leadership of Kyle Dubas, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster is likely to remain a constant work in progress.
There will always be a market inefficiency to tap into; a weakness to address; a missing piece to acquire. It’s the natural path for any forward-thinking team. And while operating within a league that requires constant ascension, Dubas is a GM who rarely finds happiness in the concept of “good enough”. Which, at the moment, is more or less what these Leafs project to be.
Could another dip into the free-agent pool be enough to change that? Good question! And after centring on three different names last week, let’s continue our quick look through the remainder of the 2019 UFA class by refining our focus to find out.
Joe Thornton
Position: Centre 
Age (as of October 2nd, 2019): 40…thousand years old
2018-19 Cap Hit: $5,000,000
2018-19 Stat Line: 16 goals, 35 assists for 51 points 
You have to at least consider it, right? I mean, if not purely out of respect?
Joe Thornton‘s birth certificate may recognize him as a 40-year-old man, but after tearing both his ACL and MCL back in 2017-18 at age 38 and then proceeding to play on them for …

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Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation

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