The NY Rangers made some big news around the NHL after the team acquired Rick Nash earlier this summer, but the team may not be finished with deals this off-season as a number of rumors have begun to circulate around the hockey world.
The latest from Kevin Paul Dupont from the Boston Globe suggested that center Joe Thornton from San Jose could be on the teams radar, but a deal for the veteran won't come cheap.
Thornton was the top choice in the 1997 draft and the big center has not been a disappointment. The 33-year-old has scored 1,078 points in 1.077 career games, but his production has dropped off a bit the last three years and the Sharks could part with the high-scoring center if the price is right.
Thornton and Nash have played together in the Olympics and overseas with very good success and adding another scorer would make this the team to beat in the Eastern Conference next season.
While nothing official has come down the NHL pipeline, this deal would have huge implications on the race for the Stanley Cup, but NY angers fans wouldn't mind have two superstars on their teams roster for the upcoming season.