Revisiting the Thornton trade

Updated: December 2, 2006, 10:35 PM ET
By Joy Russo
This past summer, Joe Thornton had reason to smile. He made it back to the postseason and he won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player. But he did both with the San Jose Sharks.

His former team, the Boston Bruins, was the fifth-worst team in the league after the 2005-06 campaign.