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When the trade deadline dust settled Monday, Joe Thornton still was a member of the Sharks.

San Jose traded Patrick Marleau and Barclay Goodrow, but Jumbo stayed put, despite his comments in recent days that he wouldn't mind playing for a contender. 

Thornton has hinted that while 40 years old, this might not be his final season in the NHL. Perhaps that played a role in him standing pat, assuming the Sharks would like to re-sign him this summer.

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Even had the Sharks traded Thornton, it wouldn't have been a move that would have greatly benefitted the franchise. Rather, it simply would have been to give Thornton a chance to chase the Cup this season.

While Sharks fans are happy Jumbo still will wear teal, NBC Sports California's Brodie Brazil was a bit surprised the veteran wasn't moved and he explains why in the video above.