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Patrick Marleau Willing To Work With The San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks Mercurynews.com is reporting that Patrick Marleau is willing to begin talks with San Jose Sharks’ management before the start of free agency. From the article:

“What that sounds like from here: Marleau wants to give the Sharks a fair shot of signing him to a deal at a “hometown discount” (but not a huge one) before throwing himself on the open market. But if Marleau isn’t signed by July 1, the odds of him returning will greatly diminish. At least a couple of teams (Los Angeles? Minnesota?) are likely to throw crazy money at him.”

As far as the status of Evgeni Nabokov, apparently he and Sharks’ management are playing a game of chicken to see who blinks first. A novel theory about the future of San Jose’s goal tending is the thinking by some that you simply get to the playoffs and hope your goaltender gets hot, be it a proven veteran or an aspiring rookie. Such thinking may have been in play when the Sharks failed to secure a ‘proven’ backup this past season, and it may manifest itself further if they decide to go with Tomas Greiss as the starter next season.

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3 comments for “Patrick Marleau Willing To Work With The San Jose Sharks”

  1. From your standpoint I hope that he stays because he’s an amazing player…from the another standpoint as the Sharks are a main rival of the Coyotes I’d like to see him go :)

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | May 27, 2010, 4:05 pm
  2. Apparently the Kings are very interested in him, and seeing Marleau in a Kings sweater would be horrifying! My friend torturedkingsfan HATES the idea of his team acquiring Marleau - he thinks Marleau is too old - but he’s been saying that every year for the last 4 years!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | May 27, 2010, 4:11 pm
  3. If Patty doesn’t stay, then I hope he heads East, just so I don’t have to watch him play against the Sharks. I hope he remains a boy in teal, though.

    Posted by unrulytravllerNo Gravatar | May 29, 2010, 8:22 pm

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