Will Joe Thornton be traded at the 2020 NHL trade deadline?
TSN: Frank Seravalli reports teams are beginning to circle around the San Jose Sharks and see if Joe Thornton is available for a trade?
If Thornton will be traded it will be Thornton’s call – and not only because Thornton holds the full no-move clause hammer. After 1,089 games in a Sharks uniform, it’s unlikely that GM Doug Wilson would go to Thornton asking him to consider a certain trade scenario.
Seravalli believes the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins have inquired about the availability of Thornton.
Will the Detroit Red Wings trade Jonathan Bernier and Andreas Athanasiou?
Mlive: Ansar Khan reports Andreas Athanasiou and Jonathan Bernier could be the Red Wings’ most significant trade chips. It’s a decision general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff must make by the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline.
There is not a big market for goalies at the trade deadline. But if a playoff-contending club is seeking an experienced backup or its starter gets injured and it is willing to part with a second-round pick, might the Red Wings move Bernier?
Athanasiou’s struggles make him a prime trade candidate. The main question is whether the Red Wings hold onto him for the remainder of the season in hopes his off-season trade value increases or do they move him in the next two weeks.
Athanasiou will be a restricted free agent, coming off a two-year deal at $3 million a season.