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Marleau, Thornton Sign Extensions In San Jose

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Marleau Continues To Score

from NHL.com,

Patrick Marleau has accomplished something no player has since the inaugural season of the NHL.

Marleau scored twice in the first period Saturday for the San Jose Sharks against the Colorado Avalanche, and he has now registered multiple goals in each of the team's first four games this season. He is the first player to start with back-to-back-to-back-to-back multigoal games since Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators in 1917-18, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Marleau's eight goals in four games are more than six teams (Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers,Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings) have to this point. The previous fastest player in Sharks history to eight goals was Owen Nolan, who needed eight games to get there in 1999-2000.

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Looking on the Left

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We continue our preview of the top players at each position with a look at the left wing. In my auction league with bidding that is taking place all month, I am currently looking for a low-cost left wing option, of which there are plenty. But here are the options that you can reasonably pay top dollar for or feel comfortable drafting with an early-round pick.

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Ninja Sharks: Tuesday Captain’s Practice

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Monday, a charity golf event kept at least some Sharks away from the 10am practice.  Acolatse and Greiss were the only Sharks there until 11, when McLaren ventured out.  Acolatse entertained us early with some subtle trick shots, and later Nolan gave Greiss some unrelenting grief.  I haven’t seen Greiss for a while, so I won’t make too much of that.  Like, I won’t hope Nolan ends up with some team more distant than the Canucks.  Well, maybe I’ll hope for that just a little bit.

Tuesday, Sharks far outnumbered visiting skaters.  Finally!  Tikhonov, Stuart, Nolan and Cheechoo were there again, but there was only one other visiting skater, and two extra goalies.

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SJ Sharks: Various Quotes, Reflections, Evaluations

From Dave Lozo at NHL.com, some thoughts from Joe Thornton:

Q: Are you feeling more relieved or excited about the Game 7 victory?

A: Satisfied. It’s satisfaction, yeah. We thought we’d win this game at home. We felt pretty good.

Q: Can you tell us the emotions you’ve gone through during this series?

A: Couple highs, couple lows. But really, this team all year—a lot of people here right now haven’t followed us—we’re pretty even-keeled all year. I think it just showed now. We went up 3-0 and didn’t panic (losing the last three games). We just came out and played. That’s what we did tonight.

Q: How nice was it to see Patrick Marleau get the game-winning goal?

 

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Sharks Advance to the Western Conference Finals—Video

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Patrick Marleau with the game winner. Video:

*boxscore graphic via Yahoo! Sports

Update 11:59pm ET: From TSN

San Jose avoided becoming the fourth NHL team to lose a series after winning the first three games. A franchise known for its playoff flops avoided a colossal one and now heads into its second straight Western Conference final. That series begins Sunday in Vancouver.

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Video- Sharks Postgame Reacts To Roenick’s Remark About Marleau

via David Pollak of the Mercury News,

Former Shark Jeremy Roenick, now a commentator for Versus, characterized Patrick Marleau’s performance as “gutless” and questioned his former teammate’s heart.

When it was suggested that Marleau might be injured, Roenick, who has criticized Marleau in the past as well, said: “Yeah, he’s hurt—right here,” circling his heart.

In my opinion, if you call a player gutless as Roenick did of Marleau, you better back it up with proof, which he did not.

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Marleau Hits 1000 Games Today

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau will play his 1,000th NHL game today against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona at 1 p.m. PST, becoming the first player in franchise history to play all 1,000 games in a Sharks uniform.  He will be recognized in a special ceremony prior to the Sharks home game at HP Pavilion Feb. 1, also against the Phoenix Coyotes.

        Marleau becomes the 257th player in NHL history and the sixth player this season to reach the 1,000 NHL game milestone (Sergei Gonchar, Ryan Smyth, Mike Grier, Craig Conroy and Ed Jovanovski). Dallas’ Jamie Langenbrunner is also scheduled to hit 1,000 games later today, making him the 258th player in history and seventh this season to accomplish the feat.

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Steve Mason Saved By The Throat Protector

Patrick Marleau rifled a shot which was stopped by Steve Mason’s throat protector.  It wasn’t too long ago that piece was not part of the goalie mask.

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Marleau Buys A Home

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Normally, I don’t bother chasing down every Internet rumor.

But today, with a lot of extra time on my hands and a little bit of information already stashed away, I decided to pursue those reports circulating that Patrick Marleau had sold his house in Saratoga and purchased one in Los Angeles –  and all that seems to imply as far as his future with the Sharks.

Here’s what I knew before any of this week’s chat-room buzz started: The Marleaus did buy a house this spring, but it was in the hills of Los Gatos, not Los Angeles. When I found that out last month, I really didn’t see it as a sign — one way or the other — as far as where he’d be playing next season.

Sure, it looks like a signal that he plans on staying with the Sharks.

But not necessarily…

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Choose One

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

The NHL is always rich in small debates that make the sport interesting. Currently, there are some debates around the NHL that are of a more serious nature — so I will choose my side.

Marleau or Kovalchuk: Ilya Kovalchuk will the most prominent free agent in the marketplace and there will be more suitors for him than I originally thought. But if you ask me whether the Los Angeles Kings are more likely to go after either Patrick Marleau or Kovalchuk, I might say Marleau. It’s expected that the Kings will pursue an elite-level forward and the presumption they will go after the dynamic, fan-pleasing Kovalchuk to put more people in the stands. But GM Dean Lombardi knows Marleau well from their days in San Jose. If the Kings chase a free-agent forward, I’m guessing Lombardi will give strong consideration to Marleau.

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A Motivated Marleau

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Speaking of Marleau, I floated the notion past Todd McLellan that his former captain actually seems faster, or maybe quicker this season than a year ago.

“I don’t know physically if he’s gotten bigger stronger, faster,” McLellan said. “I just think he’s a very determined individual right now — and that might make him a lot quicker than any of the work he did in the gym this summer.”

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Marleau Taking It A Day At A Time

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Back to Marleau and the reported trade on espn.com Thursday that had him shipped to Los Angeles in a three-way deal that brought Dany Heatley to San Jose.

Everybody else got caught up in it, but Marleau said he wasn’t worried. For one thing, he knew he hadn’t been asked to waive his no-trade clause and that would have to happen first.

“This last one, I got a lot of phone calls but I was just going about my business,” he said after this morning’s Captain’s Ice session. “I can’t worry about that other stuff. …. I know I’m going to know before it’s in the media.”

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Inaccurate Reporting

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

And in this morning’s (Wednesday) Toronto Sun, these two paragraphs appeared in a story focusing on trade talk:

“Another GM getting a lot of attention is San Jose’s Doug Wilson. Sources say he has gotten numerous calls about captain Patrick Marleau and centre Joe Thornton after a first-round exit from the playoffs, thanks to the Ducks.

“Wilson insisted he isn’t going to move either player, but he wants to make moves.”

Now what should get your attention is that part about Wilson insisting that Marleau will be playing for the Sharks next season. If true, that would be big hockey news in San Jose.

But I talked with Wilson this afternoon after he got home and he said the report is inaccurate. He said he never said that to anyone and, in fact, didn’t field any questions at all from the Sun reporter present, Ottawa-based Bruce Garrioch.

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Marleau Must Provide Leadership

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

This evening, as the Sharks attempt to even the series, Marleau must again be the impact player he was in the Game 3 victory two nights ago. As a leader, he also must help push the team’s collective thermostat up a notch higher.

But with the soft-spoken and even-keeled Marleau, there is always the question about whether he has the passion to spearhead a playoff charge. I think the passion simmers beneath the sunscreen. We’ll find out if I’m correct soon enough.

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Marleau Considered Day-to-Day

from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

The Sharks came from behind Saturday night to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 at HP Pavilion for a franchise-record 109 points — two more than the Detroit Red Wings in the battle for NHL supremacy with both teams having seven games to play.

But the victory could come at a price as center Patrick Marleau was injured late in the first period, tried a few shifts in the second and did not return.

“I just tweaked something in the lower body and that’s it, that’s all I can give you,” Marleau said after the game. “It was kind of a contact play, but not big contact.”

Coach Todd McLellan described Marleau as day to day, adding he probably would not be able to skate at today’s morning practice before the team leaves for a two-game trip to Calgary and Edmonton.

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Gauthier Deserves A Suspension?

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Denis Gauthier has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of an incident during NHL Game #870, Feb. 19 against the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey League announced.

    Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Gauthier will forfeit $22,580.64. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

    Gauthier was assessed a minor for boarding after making contact with Sharks’ forward Patrick Marleau on an icing play at 10:14 of the third period. There was no injury as a result of the play.

note:  original post date was 8:07am today.

from Jamie Baker of the Broadcasters Blog at SanJoseSharks.com,

You have to love Todd McLellan’s response to other teams (Edmonton and LA) taking runs at some of the Sharks players. “”It’s hockey and it’s supposed to be rough. We can stand our ground and hold our own. We are a big team and we can stick up for ourselves.”

Denis Gauthier should get suspended for his intent to injure Patrick Marleau last night (Thursday). This will be interesting to see how the NHL determines disciplinary action when a player is not hurt, but it’s obvious the intent was there. Gauthier made no attempt to play the puck, which would have been an icing call. He kept two hands on his stick, his feet were wide and planted for a hit and his eyes never left Marleau. If that is not an attempt to injure I don’t know what is.

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Marleau Playing With Confidence

from Jim Wilkie of ESPN Fantasy Hockey Blog,

The new coach, who shares Saskatchewan roots with Marleau and has known his dad from when the Sharks captain played junior hockey in the WHL, has taken a patient approach with Marleau while he adapts to McLellan’s new system. So far at least, McLellan’s communication style has been a better motivator than the blunt criticism of former coach Ron Wilson, who was fired after last season’s second-round loss to the Stars.

“He just looks so strong and he has a lot of confidence,” Thornton told the San Jose Mercury News about Marleau. “You can tell. When you play with confidence the sky is the limit for guys like that.”

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Morning Line

“I think we need to give him some breathing room right now to see if the change is going to affect him positively or negatively. We’re going to find that out within the first month and from there we’ll have a plan which way to go from.

“I really believe Patty Marleau is going to have a really good year. I think he’s excited about a fresh start and we have to let that evolve a little bit. I can’t be in his kitchen on an hourly basis. We have to let him breathe and let him play his game.”

-Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Patrick Marleau.  More on Marleau by David Pollak at Working the Corners.

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Marleau Talk

from Working the Corners,

Rumors continue to circulate that Patrick Marleau (whose no-trade clause kicks in on July 1) could be involved in a package that would bring in the No. 6 overall pick from Columbus, which also holds the No. 19 overall selection. “Exploring everything” could fuel those rumors, but Wilson stuck to his overall no-comment policy.

“Any conversations I have are in confidence,” he reiterated. “We get a lot of calls.”

Wilson did shoot down the idea spelled out elsewhere in the hockey universe that Marleau’s availability is tied to San Jose’s ability to re-sign Brian Campbell, that the GM would be in a position where he had to trade Marleau for budgetary reasons.

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Don’t Move Marleau

from Edward Fraser of the Hockey News,

One of the names most bandied about – as it seems to be year after year – is Sharks center Patrick Marleau.

While his rumored deal to Columbus makes perfect sense for the Blue Jackets –filling their No. 1 center role, allowing Derick Brassard to slide onto the second line – it would be a mistake for the Sharks to part with their captain, unless they received a deal that (pardon the pun) blows them out of the water.

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A Marleau Connection

from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

New Sharks coach Todd McLellan hasn’t had much chance to get to know his players yet, but he and the father of one of them - captain Patrick Marleau - are well acquainted.

Both McLellan and the Marleaus come from Saskatchewan, but it’s a five-hour drive from the coach’s hometown of Melville to Aneroid, where the captain grew up. Aneroid, though, is only 90 minutes from Swift Current - a short hop by provincial standards - and that’s where McLellan connected with the Marleau family a decade ago.

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Marleau To Columbus Has No Legs

from Puck-rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

The rumor over the weekend was Nikolai Zherdev, Dan Fritsche or Stefan Legein and the No. 19 pick to San Jose for Patrick Marleau. I spent most of Saturday pursuing this and was told by a handful of close-to-the-situation sources that there’s no truth to it, that the two clubs have not put together the framework of any specific trade as of yet. No names have been mentioned.

If there was merit to the rumor, I would have sparked up a blog immediately.

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Rumor:  Patrick Marleau to Columbus

From David Pollack at the ‘Working the Corners’ blog,

The drumbeat isn’t quieting down when it comes to those Patrick Marleau trade rumors.

In fact, the pace is picking up.

So let me add this to the mix: An NHL source — not connected with either team — advises that the Sharks and Columbus are indeed close to a deal. San Jose would send Marleau and another player (unspecified) to the Blue Jackets for their first-round draft pick — 6th overall in the NHL entry draft later this month — and right wing Nikolai Zherdev.

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Playoffs Will Be Key For Marleau

from Gary Peterson of the Contra Costa Times via Inside Bay Area,

We have seen over the past three weeks that Marleau still has jump in those 29-year-old legs, and that the Sharks are better off when he’s on top of his game. But there are bigger questions afoot that cannot be answered until the regular season ends, and the mission shifts from playoff positioning to legend making and legacy building.

Question No. 1: Speaking of interpretive data: Does Marleau rise to the level of competition, or does he shrink from it? In 2004, he scored seven goals as the Sharks defeated St. Louis and Colorado in the first two rounds of the playoffs. He was held to one goal and was a minus-5 in the conference final loss to Calgary.

In 2006, he scalded Nashville for seven goals as the Sharks won in five games. He scored two goals as they were eliminated by Edmonton.

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Could Marleau Help Columbus

via Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Jackets’ desire for a No. 1 center is well-known, but the free-agent market is short on top-flight centers, so they might need to explore the trade route. Could the Jackets and Sharks be a match? Maybe. The Adam Foote deal gave the Jackets another first-round draft pick (assuming the Avs make the playoffs), so it’s possible they could package one pick with a good player or two and come out with someone to play next to Rick Nash.

Marleau, 28, has struggled this season, with 14 goals and 22 assists and a minus-16 rating, but his track record is impressive. He had 87 and 78 points the previous two seasons.

Do remember, Marleau has a NTC kick-in this summer, so he will have to approve any trade.

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Trade Marleau

from the Mercury News via the Santa Barbara News-Press,

I also think it doesn’t really matter what happens to Marleau after he goes, since it seems that the key thing right now for the Sharks is merely that he goes.

For chemistry. For a dressing room kick start. For the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sure, the Sharks won their second in a row Sunday in a shootout at Pittsburgh to steady their No. 5 playoff positioning in the Western Conference. Sure, once it gets home, this team could suddenly get hot and Marleau could be the igniter.

But Marleau was a ghost again Sunday. He wasn’t on the ice when Jonathan Cheechoo scored the team’s only regulation goal, which meant Marleau maintained his mind-boggling plus/minus mark of minus-21.

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Could The Sharks Do Better Than Marleau

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

What could Wilson possibly obtain for Marleau this week? You trade someone at the peak of their value, not the nadir. When the inconsistent Marleau does show up and play in first gear, he is better than anyone the team could get for him in return right now.

Because did you notice? The other day, Coach Ron Wilson made a point of saying that the team definitely missed Marleau after he had been out four games with a groin injury. The coach and the captain are circumspect in talking about their relationship. But it’s fair to say there is a distance between them. Ron Wilson has not criticized Marleau by name, but also has not praised him. Last week’s remark may be a good sign. The coach’s future with the Sharks probably hinges on whether Marleau emerges from Funkville.

Because the guess here is, Marleau still will be on the roster Wednesday.

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Marleau On IR

via the San Jose Sharks,

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled center Mike Iggulden from the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League, San Jose’s top development affiliate.

Iggulden leads Worcester in points, goals and assists, having notched 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 49 games.  He is also tied for second on the team with six power play goals. He was Worcester’s lone representative at the 2008 AHL All-Star Game where he played for the Canadian team.

In a related move, the Sharks have placed center Patrick Marleau on injured reserve with a groin injury.

 

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Pass Of The Year

from Media News,

Maybe the only person unimpressed with the incredible pass that San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton made six minutes into the second period Wednesday night was Thornton himself.

“It was just unbelievable,” said Sharks captain Patrick Marleau, who converted Thornton’s cross-ice feed for the Sharks’ second goal.

“If that’s not the play of the month,” said Sharks coach Ron Wilson. “Man, that was a pass and a half. That was Gretzky and then some.”

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Marleau Needs To Heat Up

from the Mercury News,

And of course, when you’re talking about a hockey team’s attitude, you tend to look at the captain. That would be Patrick Marleau. He is the ultimate Mr. Climate Control. A coincidence?

Marleau’s biggest asset might also be his biggest weakness. His demeanor seems to stay the same, no matter what goes on around him. He’s never too excited. He’s never too depressed.

But when Marleau is stuck in a scoring slump, as he is right now, his climate-control personality
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makes his critics want to smash their thermometers in frustration. They would like to see - heck, so would I - him show a little more fire on crucial shifts.

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