Thornton didn't live up to Bruins' expectations
The Boston Bruins have been desperate, in a freefall. We knew something was going to happen, whether it was a trade or a firing.
But I don't think anyone in the hockey world thought Joe Thornton would be traded. He was the face of the Bruins, he was the captain of the Bruins, he was as popular as anyone in Boston.
After he signed a new three-year, $20 million deal this offseason, Thornton was expected to lead the Bruins to the playoffs and help them challenge for the Stanley ...
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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