The possibility of the San Jose Sharks making a huge trade is probably minimal. The Sharks do not look like a Stanly Cup contender this year. This is why I think after this season Doug Wilson might want to look at trading some assets. Truthfully I think Thornton would be ideal. They can either get a real good prospects or a young number one line player. Now, this probably won't happen with Joe's no trade clause, but I just don't see it happening with Joe. The NHL is not a pretty goal league anymore and Joe needs to change his mind set looking for the perfect pass.
Also seriously Wilson needs to stop bringing in old defense men, Colin White, Kent Huskins, Nicholas Wallin, and Jim Vandimire. The Sharks are not deep in prospect forwards, but they are deep in young defense men. I would rather see Matt Irwin, Nick Petrecki, or Sena Alcolate make mistakes than Colin White. The door is closing on the Sharks and Wilson knows it. Time to let go of some of the old and bring in the young.