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Joe Thornton’s genial nature hid a competitive fire.

That’s the heart of former San Jose Sharks beat writer Kevin Kurz’s retrospective on Thornton, ranked 32nd on The Athletic’s top-100 modern NHL players list.

Logan Couture, Dan Boyle, Ryane Clowe, Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Marleau, and of course, Jumbo himself, were among the voices tapped in this fun look-back at a better time in Sharks history.

There’s a great story about when Clowe got so riled up by Thornton, he elbowed Boyle in the face.

There’s also his family’s reaction to Thornton being left off 2017’s NHL 100 Greatest Players list.

The Athletic rectifies this, to some degree, with this tribute to the San Jose Sharks legend.

AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

Oskar Lindblom has started to find his game for Team Teal.

The San Jose Sharks found the winning mentality against the Chicago Blackhawks, but can they do that against the top NHL teams?

The Locked on Sharks podcast discusses the continued inconsistent play of the San Jose Sharks.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic skated in his 1,200th career game in the Sharks’ 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.

OTHER SHARKS NEWS…

Ben Gaudreau didn’t start, but his Team Canada also advanced at the WJCs. Next up: Sweden vs. Czechia and Canada vs. USA on Jan. 4 to see who plays for the gold.

 

AROUND THE NHL…

The Pittsburgh Penguins fall to the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the NHL Winter Classic.

Jake DeBrusk was the hero who scored both goals for the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park.

Superstar Nathan MacKinnon returned to the Colorado Avalanche line-up.

The New York Islanders will have to work some salary cap magic as they activate goaltender Semyon Varlamov from IR.

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier scored twice in the USA’s win at the World Juniors today.

The Los Angeles Kings need to devise a plan to fix their goaltending issues.

The Bruins pushed their home point streak to 22 with a win at Fenway Park.

Connor Bedard has talent that is out of this world.

The Seattle Kraken will host the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2024 NHL Winter Classic.

The Hockey News gives its 2022 year in review.

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