It looks like Joe Thornton isn’t going back to the Florida Panthers.
According to George Richards of Florida Hockey Now, Thornton’s wife Tabea wrote in her private Instagram, ”South Florida, I loved our time together! This break-up hurts and I will miss you.”
This isn’t a surprise. Similar to fellow San Jose Sharks legend Patrick Marleau last off-season, Thornton’s career may be going quietly into the night.
While Thornton’s future is unclear, there have recently been rumors that he would be moving to a management position in Switzerland. Though it is unconfirmed at this time, the former Shark leaving Florida and not yet having signed with another team in the NHL might point to Thornton’s departure to a new role.
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IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Which free agents might the San Jose Sharks be interested in adding? (NBC Sports California)
Discussing the upcoming theme nights for the San Jose Barracuda. (San Jose Barracuda)
Recent San Jose Sharks first-rounder Filip Bystedt is excelling at the Four Nations Tournament:
A U20 4 nations (CZE, FIN, SWE, SVK) just wrapped up today.
SJ pick Filip Bystedt led the tournament in scoring with 7 points in 3 games.
SEA pick Nyman, OTT pick Pettersson and 23 draft eligible Leo Carlsson were tied for second in scoring with 6 points.
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AROUND THE NHL…
Andre Burakovsky is ready to play a bigger role with the Seattle Kraken. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
Discussing the top-five players for the Nashville Predators over the last decade. (Predlines)
The Tampa Bay Lightning have extended defenseman Philippe Myers. (NHL)
Minister of Sport calls for change within Hockey Canada. (CBC)
Mike Babcock announces retirement from coaching. (Sportsnet)
Answering some Pittsburgh Penguins “what ifs”:
The Boston Bruins have a plan to start the season:
After winning the Cup with the Colorado Avalanche, Nazem Kadri enjoyed a first-ever experience during his day with the Stanley Cup:
The likely look for the Florida Panthers reverse retro jersey:
The Vegas Golden Knights are planning to start the season with Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit in net:
That’s basically what SJHN reported last week, by the way:
Should the New York Islanders move to acquire J.T. Miller?
The Philadelphia Flyers signed RFAs Wade Allison and Linus Hogberg:
Alexander Ovechkin wanted Evander Kane to join the Washington Capitals:
Detroit Red Wings prospects are finding success during European preseason games:
Vancouver Canucks Russian skaters are back and ready to go:
How have NHL experts been making predictions for the Montreal Canadiens:
Do the Calgary Flames still have some moves to make before the season starts?
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