Joe Thornton’s Trade to San Jose Changed Sharks’ History

Posted: 30th November 2009 by Jay Singh in NHL
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Four years ago to this date, the San Jose Sharks franchise was changed. In the 2005-06 NHL season, the Sharks had been struggling and producing far less then expected. General Manager Doug Wilson pulled the trigger to swap Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau for the captain of the Boston Bruins, Joe Thornton. This move changed the lives of all three of these players and has helped the Sharks become an elite franchise in the NHL for years to come. Thornton had been quoted to have been "blindsided" by the deal and was unsure of his move to sunny San Jose. Of the three players, one can say Stuart gained the most, having been able to win a Stanley Cup in Detroit, but Thornton became the face of San Jose and the Sharks franchise. Now, in 2009, San Jose was able to acquire another b ...

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