Thornton traded to Sharks for three players
The San Jose Sharks acquired star center Joe Thornton from the Boston Bruins for three players Wednesday night in a trade between two last-place franchises desperate to shake up their dismal seasons.
San Jose sent forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart to the Bruins, sacrificing three members of their young core for Thornton, a probable 2006 Canadian Olympian and three-time All-Star considered one of the NHL's top power forwards.
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Bruins Deal Thornton
In a blockbuster deal, the disappointing Bruins dealt captain Joe Thornton to the underachieving Sharks for three players. Story
• Joe excited for San Jose opportunity
• Burnside: Thornton had to go
• Frei: B's mess not Joe's fault
• Melrose: Wakeup call
• Hradek blog: Trade breakdown
• How No. 1 picks have fared
• Melrose's take