The effects of the Joe Thornton trade a decade later

Cam Lewis
October 24 2015 09:00AM

It’s crazy how time flies. It’s been almost a decade now since the Boston Bruins shipped Joe Thornton, their franchise cornerstone, to the San Jose Sharks for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau, and Marco Sturm. That’s obviously a really underwhelming package to get back for the guy who went on to win the Hart Trophy that same season, but you could argue that Boston ended up being the long-term winner because they won the Stanley Cup in 2011, while the Sharks have failed to live up to expectations in the playoffs. 

Let’s look back at one of the biggest trades in recent memory and see how it effected both of the teams involved. 

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5 things: Is the Pacific worse than we thought?

Ryan Lambert
October 23 2015 02:46PM

The Pacific Division looks absolutely awful two and a half weeks into the season. Is this just a small sample size thing, or are these teams actually this bad? 

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2016 Draft - PCS Preseason Rankings - Part 2 - PCS Juggernauts

money puck
October 23 2015 10:00AM

In the first part of this PCS pre-season draft ranking series, I looked at players whose 16 year-old seasons were so off the charts that they did not have peers in our PCS database. Now I'll look at some other consensus first round picks who put up monster 2014-15 seasons in the eyes of PCS. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 23 2015 06:45AM

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Babcock is who Leafs thought, Canucks Army picks player goal songs, what the numbers say about the Jets, Glencross retires, pondering an All-Alberta team, the brief history of Bennett and McDavid, baby vs blogger, the 2016 NHL Draft pre-season rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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What to expect from the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers

Cam Lewis
October 21 2015 05:27PM

The 2014-15 season brought us a handful of surprising breakouts from some unexpected candidates. The Flames appeared to accelerate all the way through their rebuild and overcame terrible underlying metrics to make it all the way to the second round of the playoffs, the Islanders finally pulled it together after years in the league’s basement, and the Predators exploded into one of the juggernauts of the Western Conference. 

This season, many expected breakouts to come from the Oilers or Sabres thanks to the additions of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel at the draft in June, but the Panthers and Coyotes have been the ones turning heads so far. Is this legitimate, or are we just looking at a couple of unsustainable, hot starts?

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