Rumor: New York Rangers Aggressively Pursuing Joe Thornton
FTHN Magazine has been informed that Glen Sather has contacted Sharks GM Doug Wilson in trying to land Joe Thornton. Phone lines continue to burn up today.
The Rangers however are pressed for Cap Space and will need to shed some salary in this deal as well. There is also the roadblock of Joe Thornton waiving his No Trade Clause as he already said no to Dallas. The word is he would for the Rangers to play with friend, Rick Nash.
There had been talk between Dallas and San Jose re: Joe Thornton but Jumbo doesn’t want to waive at this point so Stars acted on Spezza
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
This has been a long speculated rumor and now has serious legs. Will Derick Brassard be heading the other way? The Rangers will then need to find a 3rd line center and 4th line center as well.