Vegas Golden Knights should haunt Sharks by trading for Jumbo Joe

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 20: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 20, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It is the NHL Trade Deadline and the Vegas Golden Knights are yet to wake from their slumber.

It has been a busy day across the NHL but the Vegas Golden Knights have been eerily quiet, although there is still plenty of time for them to make a move.

After all, trades can still take place up until 12:00 p.m. PT and there is no doubt that General Manager Kelly McCrimmon and the rest of the front office are hard at work trying to make something happen.

While the Knights have been inactive, there has been a bucketload of activity around the NHL with the New York Rangers re-signing Chris Kreider to a new deal.

That took the biggest prize off the trade market, hours after the New York Islanders had pulled off a stunning move to send a monster haul over to the Ottawa Senators for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

However, there are still some intriguing names in play including the legend that is Joe Thornton, who the San Jose Sharks are believed to be taking calls on today.

And, it is possible that Thornton could be moved after the Sharks traded Patrick Marleau to the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier today in order for the veteran to go and chase a Stanley Cup.

So, should the Vegas Golden Knights be in on Joe Thornton?

After all, the one white whale that has eluded Thornton throughout his illustrious career has been the Stanley Cup, and he won’t get anywhere near it this year given the fact that the Sharks are having a dumpster fire of a season.

It is a trade that would actually make a lot of sense and we’ve quickly run through the pros and cons…

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