Reports that Joe Thornton is returning home and will indeed play this upcoming season

One more year for Jumbo Joe?! Back where he belongs!


Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton still does not have a contract for the upcoming season, despite reports that he is actively training and practicing with members of the San Jose Sharks.

There have been many rumor reports that Thornton will join the Sharks for one more season and today Sharks GM Mike Grier hinted that he's open to the suggestion.

From Sharks insider Sheng Peng:

Queue the Lloyd Christmas, "So you're telling me there's a chance" memes...

It certainly sounds like the opportunity for Thornton is there to continue his career with the Sharks and wouldn't it be the perfect ending to a stellar career? After all, Patrick Marleau returned to the Sharks for his final campaign after a short sojourn with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins. Will Thornton follow in his good friend's footsteps?