Originally written March 21, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea writes the San Jose Sharks have three options leading up to the trade deadline. Stay the course, make minor tweaks or... Blow it up now – The party’s over. The Sharks’ window has closed, and although the Thornton-Marleau years were productive and exciting, they’ve proven that they simply can’t get over that final hump a hoist the Stanley Cup in front of the HP Pavilion faithful. No-trade clauses aside, It’s time to move on from the current captain and the franchise’s all-time scorer, both of whom would fetch an enormous price from a team that is trying to get that one final piece. How many teams would love to have Thornton as a second-line center and on the power play, without him being burdened by wearing the C; or Marleau providing that extra speed and scoring ability in a top-six role? Moving both Thornton and Marleau would also pave the way to make emerging star Couture the next captain, a role in which he would embrace and thrive.... more on eac...
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