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The Latest Partick Marleau Trade Talk

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to one of three teams, an NHL source has informed CSNCalifornia.com.

The New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings would all be locations that the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer would deem acceptable.

The Rangers have had scouts at the last two Sharks games, including Doug Risebrough on Tuesday night against the Islanders.


via Bob McKenzie tweets,

It is less likely SJ asked Marleau to waive NTC and more likely that Marleau asked SJ to explore trade possibilities to select teams.

Some teams aware since early in regular season that SJ's Patrick Marleau may, under right circumstances, look favorably on a trade.

Elliottte Friedman tweet,

At the end of the day, this will be Marleau's decision...unless the Sharks decide not to trade him. 

According to generalfanager, Marleau's salary thru the 2016-17 season is $6.5M.

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Bob McKenzie of TSN,

California rivals Anaheim and Los Angeles are not traditional trading partners for the Sharks. The Kings could have interest in Marleau, but would have difficulty fitting him under their salary cap. Marleau has two seasons, this year and next, on a $6.7-million cap hit contract.

Reports out of Anaheim suggest it would also be a difficult deal for the Ducks. The Rangers, meanwhile, have not shown significant interest in Marleau to this point and would also have salary cap complications if they did.

There is unconfirmed talk that Marleau’s list of potential destinations could be expanded - if it hasn’t already. Some NHL executives have speculated Chicago and Nashville could also be approved teams.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/11/15 at 10:14 AM ET

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Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Last March, Wilson told CSN Bay Area that he would never ask anyone with a no-trade or no-move clause to waive it.

“Players would have to come to me,” he said.

Did Marleau do it? Why? No letter? (He did get an “A” when Couture went down.) Is it time for a change? What if things have calmed down in two months?

Right now, it’s all a guessing game.

Adding to the complexity of this situation are the milestones Marleau is about to reach. He’s three points from 1,000 and you have to believe San Jose would like him to celebrate there. And, as a Shark once pointed out to me, he’s got a chance (if he wants to play that long) to pass Gordie Howe’s record of 1767 games played. Marleau — at 1344 — would need six more seasons. He hasn’t missed a game since 2008-09.

Yes, he’s 36 and is under contract until July 2017 at a cap hit of almost $6.7M. Not everyone will want to step up and eat that meal.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/11/15 at 10:34 AM ET

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