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Toronto Trades Patrick Marleau To Carolina

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Carolina release is below.

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired Toronto’s first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft (protected), Toronto’s seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft and forward Patrick Marleau from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Carolina’s sixth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. If Toronto’s first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft is a top-10 pick, the Hurricanes will instead receive Toronto’s first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Marleau, 39, has registered 1,166 career points (551g, 615a) in 1,657 career NHL games over 21 seasons with San Jose and Toronto, ranking fifth all-time in NHL history in career games played. Among active players, Marleau ranks first in games played, second in goals, fourth in points and fifth in assists. The 6’2”, 218-pound forward spent the last two seasons with the Maple Leafs after playing 19 seasons with the Sharks, and posted 37 points (16g, 21a) in 82 games with Toronto in 2018-19. The Aneroid, Sask., native was drafted second overall by the Sharks in the 1997 NHL Draft.

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tkfergy's avatar

I really hope this turns into an Ottawa/Colorado situation where it is a top 10 pick in 2020 and a better pick in 2021

Posted by tkfergy on 06/22/19 at 11:39 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Like the Clarkson contract with Vegas, this is another head scratcher for me. With the cap space the Wings have, why wouldn’t they take on either one of these contracts? Both deals would give the Wings another late 1st round pick in the #20-#31 range.

They could simply absorb Clarkson’s $5.25M cap hit and pay him the $3.25M he’s owed in salary. With Marleau, they could absorb his $6.25M cap hit, buy him out, and (according to CapFriendly) only owe him $3,833,333 in actual salary over the next two years. And because he was on an over-35 contract, the cap hit would only be for the 2019-2020 season.

I guess the Clarkson deal could still happen, but I would think it would have already happened by now if the Wings were interested. I’d love to know why they passed on grabbing either of these extra 1st round picks.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/22/19 at 11:53 AM ET

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I’d love to know why they passed on grabbing either of these extra 1st round picks.

I’d love to know what makes you think Yzerman had any say in this.

I’m as big an Yzerman booster as there is but even I understand that he’s just the GM of the Wings, not the entire league.

He doesn’t control trades, you know, he can’t just snap his fingers and command teams to make trades with him.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/22/19 at 12:06 PM ET

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Also, just because a guy from the Ottawa Sun says that Clarkson will cost Vegas a first rounder to get rid of doesn’t mean that Vegas is willing to give a first rounder up to get rid of the contract.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/22/19 at 12:07 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

I’d love to know what makes you think Yzerman had any say in this.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/22/19 at 01:06 PM ET

And I’d like to know why you feel it’s necessary to act like an ass everytime you respond to someone.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/22/19 at 12:12 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Marlowe goes to Carolina for 1st rounder and Carolina immediately announced a buyout of Marlowe , who will more than likely be back in SJ.

Completely within the CBA rules, but still seems like a backdoor circumvention method of helping Toronto out of Cap hell.

You can’t sign your guy to a 12 year deal, but you can always weasle out of a bad signing….. confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/22/19 at 03:02 PM ET

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Marlowe goes to Carolina for 1st rounder and Carolina immediately announced a buyout of Marlowe , who will more than likely be back in SJ.

Um, when did Carolina immediately announce that? Cuz it’s two days later and they haven’t announced anything yet.

Completely within the CBA rules, but still seems like a backdoor circumvention method of helping Toronto out of Cap hell.

How?

You can’t sign your guy to a 12 year deal, but you can always weasle out of a bad signing….. confused

Really? You’re a fan of a team that has two players who are LTIRetired and traded away a +35 contract so they wouldn’t have his cap hit on the books and you’re complaining about other teams circumventing the cap?

Careful, your engorged, throbbing hypocrisy is showing.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/24/19 at 10:22 AM ET

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