I wouldn't exactly blame him for holding the Sharks' feet to the fire if they try to Holmgren him (deal him before the extension kicks in)...but I'm just sick of all these guys only wanting to play for the Rangers. WTF makes the Rangers so special compared to the Kings/Hawks/Bruins/etc where all these players can't wait to go there? I've never seen a rash of big-name players wind up forcing their way to one team like this.
And I don't want to hear about Thornton and Nash being buddy buddy either, Thornton has been in the league 15 years, he doesn't have any other friends?
Nash didn't force his way to the Rangers. Other teams were interested, the Rangers offered the most. St. Louis maintains a house in Connecticut. If Thornton wants to go somewhere that has cap room, he won't be going to the Kings, Hawks or Bruins, he will be going to New York, because they will have cap room when they buy out Brad Richards.