Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Everyone has a theory about what’s going to happen with Roberto Luongo this summer, and the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson is no exception, but he chose to lead off his Hockey World column with a suggestion that the San Jose Sharks can indeed “shake up” their roster despite their contractual obligations to their core players by perhaps finally trading Patrick Marleau: know the fans still voted him their favourite player in an online poll and I know general manager Doug Wilson has long been a Marleau loyalist, but the Sharks, who have several holes and a window of winning that looks like it has closed with this current cast, have to get younger. Whether that’s younger as in making a trade for Rick Nash, a guy who turns 28 in June, or they go much younger than that in another deal, they have to move an older piece and they aren’t moving Jumbo Joe Thornton. If they do decide to deal Marleau, they’re late to this party. They should have arrived at this conclusion two or three years ...
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