The Leafs more serious about Thornton than originally thought

Things are heating up. There is both chatter AND rumblings. It seems the Leafs really want Joe Thornton to be a Leaf, even if he did shave that magnificent beard.

To follow up on @mirtle’s piece, my understanding is that both Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe have talked to Joe Thornton about the Leafs’ interest. So let’s see where this goes. Feels like the Sharks or Leafs at this point. I do think Jumbo would be a terrific fit in Toronto.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 14, 2020

That’s pretty interested.
“Hearing several core Maple Leafs have personally pitched Joe Thornton on going to Toronto. The courtship is on and the interest is real. But one thing I’ve always been told about the future Hall of Famer: do not underestimate his loyalty to San Jose.”- Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts

How interested are the #Leafs in Joe Thornton?@FriedgeHNIC breaks down the latest with @JeffMarek, @Burkie2020 & @StuMunrue.#LeafsForever
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— Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) October 14, 2020

Yep, there’s definitely a lot of interest and desire for Thornton to be a Leaf on Toronto’s …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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