Sharks GM Wilson: ‘Joe is going nowhere’

NHL on Sportsnet anaylst Nick Kypreos tells Strombo that Joe Thornton doesn't deserve any blame for his comments towards GM Doug Wilson, and hopes there's an apology going the other way.

Joe Thornton is staying in San Jose, according to Sharks general manager Doug Wilson.

Wilson and Thornton engaged in a public spat last week, raising concern whether both men could coexist under the same logo for another summer.

After Wilson told season ticket holders that Thornton’s tendency to “lash out at people” under stress played a role in stripping the player of the Sharks’ captaincy, Thornton accused Wilson of lying and, through a reporter, told his GM to “shut his mouth.”

Wilson met with reporters Tuesday at Florida’s board of governors meetings and explained that he and Thornton had a lengthy phone conversation and that both men have patched things up and moved on from the ugliness.

As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on the weekend, Sharks owner Hasso Plattner spoke to both Thornton and Wilson after their words went public.

Thornton, who holds a full no-movement clause, has 58 points in 65 games for San Jose this season. He is signed through the 2016-17 season.

The Sharks sit five points back of a wild-card spot and face off in a crucial match versus the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

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