Joe Thornton: Swiss Mister

The most overblown news of the offseason so far?
Boston Bruin Joe Thornton signing a deal with the Swiss team Davos.
The deal is a contingency plan in case there’s a strike. But Thornton can also opt to play in Switzerland even if there’s no strike. So that means he can use Davos as a tool to force a trade out of Boston, where every day, more and more sources confirm Thornton is miserable.
So Thornton isn’t leaving the NHL. He’s not the first wave of NHL superstars leaving the league for Europe. He’s basically making vacation plans. Vacation plans that also might get him out of Boston.