Thornton's agent (his brother) sees him staying with Sharks

Thornton's agent (his brother) sees him staying with Sharks
October 3, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Sharks center Joe Thornton tallied 40 points in 48 games in the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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It doesn’t sound like San Jose forward Joe Thornton is dying to test free agency next summer. According to his agent and brother, John, the 34-year-old star center is likely to end up remaining in a Sharks uniform beyond the 2013-14 season.

“I still think Joe is a franchise player but he’s not going to go for those big numbers,” John told ESPN’s Craig Custance yesterday. “On an open market, he would get large offers. I don’t think that’s what he’s looking for. I still see him being in San Jose after this year.”

Thornton is one of three big-name Sharks who can become a UFA next summer, the other two being Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle.

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