David Pollak has a great item on his Sharks blog: Before the Bruins donated Joe Thornton to San Jose, they felt out the Panthers to see if they were interested. Then-Florida GM Mike Keenan was interested but ownership wasn’t. You know. Because Thornton might have made them better.
Obviously, this is interesting because Keenan is coaching against Thornton right now as the Sharks are playing Keenan’s Flames in round one of the playoffs. The Sharks beat Calgary 2-0 last night, tying the series at a game a piece.
Also, the Flames have playoff mohawks so the whole team looks like it’s from a post-apocalyptic future. It makes me a little uncomfortable.