Patrick Marleau was given the opportunity to say he wanted to stay in San Jose.
Per CSN Bay Area, he said this instead:
“I’ve been here forever and it’s been a great place to play. I’m not going to get into specifics or anything like that. There’s always been rumors in my career. I don’t really want to feed into it anymore or comment on it. I don’t want it to become a distraction or anything.”
Marleau also refused to confirm or deny a report that he’d accept a trade to the Ducks, Kings, or Rangers.
CSN’s Kevin Kurz has more on the Marleau situation, so click here for that.
The key takeaway from today is that Marleau was asked if he wanted to remain a Shark, and he punted on the question.
Remind you of anything?