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Sharks must make a decision on Joe Thornton

If the Sharks' Joe Thornton (right) ends up on the trading block, the Maple Leafs and Red Wings are...

If the Sharks' Joe Thornton (right) ends up on the trading block, the Maple Leafs and Red Wings are thought to be interested in the big forward. (QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

At some point the San Jose Sharks will have to make a decision with Jumbo Joe Thornton.

While Sharks GM Doug Wilson has been telling anybody who will listen the club will be going through a full rebuild, all eyes are on whether Thornton will be asked to waive his “no-move” clause.

Until that happens, Wilson’s hands are tied completely. It’s believed Detroit and Toronto are among a handful of teams that have shown interest in Thornton but he holds the cards.

At this juncture, Thornton can pick and choose his destination if the Sharks really want to move him. There have been calls on Patrick Marleau as well but it doesn’t seem he’ll be sent packing.

Wilson has a reputation of being a tire kicker. He is slow and methodical in making moves. Sooner or later he has to make a decision on Thornton.


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