• Thornton spoke to Montana on leaving Bay Area

    12 days ago - By ESPN

    Joe Thornton talked to Joe Montana about what it would be like to leave a Bay Area team ahead of his free agency.
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  • Joe Thornton's phone call with football great Joe Montana led to signing with Leafs

    Joe Thornton's phone call with football great Joe Montana led to signing with Leafs

    12 days ago - By CBC

    Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations concerning the next, and perhaps final, step in his illustrious NHL career.
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  • Thornton spoke to Joe Montana before signing with Maple Leafs

    12 days ago - By TheScore

    "Jumbo Joe" got some help from another Joe who knows all about leaving Northern California after spending most of his career there. Joe Thornton said he talked to NFL legend Joe Montana before the veteran NHL forward chose to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Joe gave me some good advice," Thornton told reporters Sunday. "He just talked about leaving San Francisco and going to Kansas City." The 49ers traded Montana to the Chiefs amid a quarterback controversy in 1993. He played 13 years with San Francisco, guiding the team to four Super Bowl titles. The all-time great suited up for two...
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