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Assessing the chances of a Marleau trade

Patrick Marleau has played all 18 of his NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks. Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images

Well, we almost made it to Thanksgiving without any controversy coming out of San Jose, so the Sharks have that going for them.

Patrick Marleau is going to be the topic of the day, if not the week, as more information emerges over his dissatisfaction in San Jose. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was the first to report that Marleau was in trade discussions this season, and it led to a good-natured response from Marleau when he was asked about it by CSN’s Kevin Kurz.

“Starting early this year,” he said to Kurz, laughing.

Marleau trade rumors, as he suggests with the joke, are nothing new.