On November 30th, 2005, the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks made a trade that would alter the course of both franchises dramatically. Joe Thornton, the captain of the Bruins at the time, was traded to the Sharks for 3 players: Brad Stuart, Wayne Primo and Marco Sturm. At the time, this was one of the biggest trades to have happened since Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Oilers to the Kings. 15 years later, the 2019-2020 trade deadline is looming, and Jumbo Joe is rumored to be on the move. He is trying to win a Stanley Cup before he retires, and the man deserves one god dammit. Joe Thornton is looking for his Ray Bourque moment. Will Jumbo Joe jump ship to win a championship?
YES. The man deserves to. He’s spent his entire career with two franchises, neither of them respecting him or getting him to the promised land. He was the first overall pick in 1997, and has been a top forward in the league for most of his career. I really hope he gets traded, and I hope the Sharks get him to a team that has a legitimate chance of winning the Cup this year. So here is the question to you, BOTA fans. If Thornton does in fact get traded, where does he go? Here’s the simple answer for you.
BACK TO BOSTON
Yes, Thornton should come back to Boston. Imagine this sports fans. Joe Thornton, who the Bruins royally screwed over in 2005, comes back to the team that messed him up in the first place. The team and Jumbo reconcile, they make it to the playoffs, and then Joe Thorton brings the team to the back to the Stanley Cup. If Joe comes to the Bruins, bet your ass they make the Cup Finals. You heard it hear first. That would be hockey destiny. BRING JUMBO HOME DONNY BOY. Not only do I want to see the Bruins win a Cup, I would want nothing else than Joe Thorton to end his career, with a Cup, where it all started 23 years ago. Please, oh hockey Gods, let Joe Thorton win a Stanley Cup.