Ok I was just testing the waters from the Chicago side.
Most SJS fans want Marleau out.
As for the people not getting why San Jose does it here are some quick points I think help the cause:
1) Marleau may have showed up in the past but this is the first year they have depth scoring really stepping up (Wellwood, Mitchell, Couture even Thornton). For him to no-show in a year where they have their best shot is just too much for his contract size.
2) That money they're paying him is better spent on their shallow defense. Boyle is getting older they need a successor. Blake leaving already left one hole that went unfilled.
3) If they lose this year, someone will be blamed, and it won't be Wilson, McLellan, Thornton or Niemi.
4) There is a reason Marleau wasn't given the captaincy back after Blake left.
5) There's actually a chance Marleau would waive for Chicago cause it's a city players want to play in and he has a chance at a cup ring.
So after hearing the response I think Chicago is obviously going to need to add, how about a D prospect? Any medium prospects you guys know you have?
As for Campbell not waiving cause of a beef with San Jose, that would be a shame, but there's been tons of times hated players go to fanbases that dislike them only to be welcomed with open arms. Everything is sort of forgotten once you score your first goal.
Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Patrick Kane ($6.300m)
Michael Frolik ($1.775m) / Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)
Ben Smith ($0.812m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Bryan Bickell ($0.541m)
Arron Asham ($1.000m) / Ryan Johnson ($0.700m) / Viktor Stalberg ($0.850m)
Igor Makarov ($0.552m) / Craig Adams ($0.550m)
Duncan Keith ($5.538m) / Brent Seabrook ($5.800m)
Chris Campoli ($1.400m) / Douglas Murray ($2.500m)
Nick Leddy ($1.116m) / James Wisniewski ($3.250m)
Shawn Lalonde ($0.773m)
Corey Crawford ($2.200m) / Thomas Greiss ($0.550m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,960,128; BONUSES: $740,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $239,872
^ Okay but what do you plan to add to get both Douglas Murray and Tomas Greiss, neither of which will be cheap.
You'd probably have to send Hossa the other way, which some people might be OK with (Hossa was getting a lot of flak for his play in the playoffs this year).
While I would to have Marleau, does it really fit in for the future as well?
Herein lies the problem. With that line up above, you risk not being able to sign Sharp, and IF we do manage to sign him, once again were up against the cap... unless the cap continously goes up thanks to improved revenue and the new TV deal... BUT WAIT...
.. the CBA expires soon and the league may want the cap reduced....
The NHLPA would win a battle to increase the cap. Courts would side with them, all the NHLPA would have to do is cite the figures that other professional athletes make. What the NHLPA is asking for looks dwarfed under those numbers.
So I wouldn't worry about the CBA. And the cap will go up.
A decent second pairing defenseman and a goalie who still has yet to really crack the Sharks lineup is worth Marian Hossa?
look at the whole deal buddy
Marleau, Murray, Greiss
We all agree Marleau > Campbell in value. So now on top of that you're adding Murray who is an underrated big body defensemen signed to a sweetheart cap hit of 2.5 and a young prospect goalie that showed to be very good and only didn't crack the Sharks line-up because of injury + the late acquisition of Niemi after getting Niittymaki as a back-up plan.
that's a lot more valuable than Campbell. Hossa going back about evens it up.
I also chose Hossa cause people on the board expressed interest in moving him and not wanting him for the next 11 or so years.