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Insider Only Rumblings: Marleau open to Penguins?, Staal eyes NYR, Pens ownership disturbed by system



Patrick Marleau being front and center on the NHL’s Rumor Mill is nothing new but the difference now compared to the past is Marleau (Full No Trade/No Movement Clause) is the one driving the bus in that he wants out of San Jose.

Kevin Kurz of reported Tuesday night Marleau is prepared to go to three teams: Anaheim, Los Angeles and the New York Rangers.

Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday that some NHL executives have speculated Chicago and Nashville could also be approved teams.

Marleau, 36, remains a productive player, can still fly down the left side, can play any role, and despite the narrative that he’s a poor playoff performer, Marleau has a 103 career playoff points, including eight goals in his last 18 playoff games.

At age 36 and a $6.7 million cap hit for this season and next, being able to facilitate a trade to one of the few contenders on Marleau’s shortlist is the difficult part.

That’s one reason Marleau who did not have an agent, recently retained powerful agent Pat Brisson of CAA Sports to help facilitate a trade.

Are the Penguins bound to emerge on Marleau’s expanded list?

Brisson heavily involved in the Marleau situation is as close as it gets to Sidney Crosby when it comes to a player/agent relationship. While the Penguins were not one of the initial teams the Marleau camp gave to the Sharks Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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