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07-26-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ceky View Post
would SJ consider Marleau for Stafford + Leopold?

Ville Leino ($4.500m) / Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Jason Pominville ($5.300m)
Steve Ott ($2.950m) / Cody Hodgson ($1.667m) / Thomas Vanek ($7.143m)
Marcus Foligno ($0.900m) / Tyler Ennis ($3.700m) / Eric Fehr ($3.800m)
Nathan Gerbe ($1.450m) / Zemgus Girgensons ($1.625m) / Patrick Kaleta ($1.403m)
John Scott ($0.600m) / Cody McCormick ($1.200m) / Corey Tropp ($0.700m)

Tyler Myers ($5.500m) / Andrej Sekera ($2.750m)
Christian Ehrhoff ($4.000m) / Alexander Sulzer ($0.725m)
Robyn Regehr ($4.020m) / Mike Weber ($0.950m)
T.J. Brennan ($0.550m) / Brayden McNabb ($0.900m)

Ryan Miller ($6.250m)
Jhonas Enroth ($0.675m)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $70,157,273; BONUSES: $1,945,000
CAP SPACE (25-man roster): $42,727 [/SIZE]
Obviously, Pavelski would be my first choice off the Sharks roster but, failing that, if Marleau were available without having to give up any of the younger assets, I'd be reasonably comfortable with him as a 2-year stopgap while the two G's mature and Ennis/Hodgson get more experience. Marleau certainly would bring a healthy dose of speed, something the Sabres have gradually lost in recent years, and another offensive producer.

Originally Posted by Sabresfansince1980 View Post
San Jose might consider it, but Marleau with his no movement clause will not.
Maybe - maybe not. Don't forget that both Grier and Rivet (former teammates of Marleau's) were initially skeptical of the city but grew to love it. And, while Marleau may be happy in the Bay area, I wonder how much more of the blame he wants to keep taking from Sharks fans on top of past years. He has to see the writing on the wall that the San Jose veteran core of he, Thornton and Boyle have at best only 2 more years of shelf life before Wilson pulls the plug and does an overhaul of their roster.

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