Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton found the net for the third time this season in Thursday's loss to the Wild.

Thornton was on the finishing end of a 2-on-1 with Joe Pavelski that gave the Sharks a 3-1 lead in the third period, but the Wild would respond with two tallies in the next 10 minutes to send the game to overtime. Though he no longer has the captain designation for the Sharks, Thornton hasn't seemed to be affected by it. He's continued to produce at close to a point-per-game clip this season, notching three goals and eight assists over 12 contests.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton scored a goal in the second period of Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

Thornton doesn't often look for his own shot these days, but he was able to find the net Tuesday for the second time in three games. The lack of diversity in his scoring may prevent him from yielding the fantasy value of some of the league's top pivots, but Thornton should be able to make another run at an 80-point campaign.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton picked up two assists for the second straight game in Thursday's shootout loss to the Islanders.

Since a scoreless opener, Thorny's piled up five helpers in three games. It's quite reasonable to expect the typical 60-plus helpers from him again this year.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton picked up a pair of assists and two PIM while going plus-2 in Tuesday's shootout win over the Capitals.

Coming off a season in which he took just 122 shots in 82 games -- the worst full-season total of his career -- Thornton's put just four pucks on net in three games so far. But his playmaking is still as sharp as ever despite the Sharks' coaching and management both snubbing him recently.

Joe Thornton C SAN 3 Months

Thornton took issue Friday with general manager Doug Wilson's offseason comments about the Sharks rebuilding and becoming a "tomorrow team," reports the San Jose Mercury News. "That's Doug's opinion," said the big center. "I think if you'd ask anybody in here I don't think they have the same feeling."

There have been plenty of rumors about Wilson doing all he can to push Jumbo Joe into a place where the center either demands a trade or the situation becomes ripe to ship him out of town. There seems to be a bit of a ripple starting in San Jose -- we'll see how far it goes.

Joe Thornton C SAN 4 Months

The Sharks officially announce Wednesday that Thornton would not be the team captain entering training camp, the Mercury News reports.

Coach Todd McLellan said that he doesn't consider it to be stripping Thornton of anything, since he'll be given the opportunity to earn the "C" back. The team has talked frequently this offseason of passing the torch to the next generation and that's what this appears to be. Thornton was not only rumored to be losing his "C," but was involved in trade rumors as well. However, he has a no trade clause and doesn't seem interested in leaving San Jose.

Joe Thornton C SAN 6 Months

The San Jose Sharks tend to draw a considerably larger amount of penalties than they take.

During the 2013-14 season, they drew 72 more than they took (291 vs. 219). Since the 2011-12 campaign, they're +139. No one else cracked the +90 mark, as Carolina came in second with +86.

Joe Thornton C SAN 6 Months

Joe Thornton's brother/agent apparently said that the San Jose Sharks are the only team on the forward's "list."

This comes on the heels of repeated comments from the Sharks about "rebuilding" and being open-minded about a swap. It doesn't sound like Thornton is interested in waiving his no-movement clause, although never say never.

Joe Thornton C SAN 6 Months

The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly interested in acquiring Joe Thornton.

Thornton would reportedly like to stay in San Jose and he can make that happen given his no-movement clause. Keep in mind he also likely accepted less than market value when he inked his three-year, $20.25 million contract in order to make things easier on the Sharks. At the same time, the Sharks are in a rebuilding phase and they might be able to convince Thornton to move to a contender to continue his pursuit of the Stanley Cup.

Joe Thornton C SAN 6 Months

Joe Thornton's agent and brother, John Thornton, said that his client might reconsider waiving his no-movement clause.

That being said, John specified that he would do it "if he felt the fans didn't want him in San Jose." The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be one of at least six teams interested in Joe Thornton's services.