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The Sharks announced Wednesday that they would enter camp without a captain, which includes taking the "A" off Marleau's sweater, the Mercury News reports.

It had been rumored and hinted at all summer that Marleau and captain Joe Thornton would have their leadership roles passed to younger players. It has also been rumored that both were asked to waive their no trade clause. Neither did. The team wants the younger generation to take the torch, but as far as fantasy is concerned, you can't reduce the playing time of a player like Marleau, who scored 33 goals and 37 assists last season.

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Patrick Marleau doesn't think he'll be traded by the San Jose Sharks.

"I want to play in San Jose. I want to win there," Marleau said. He has a no-movement clause, so it's ultimately his decision. The same is true for Joe Thornton, who also doesn't seem inclined to accept a trade.

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Jeremy Roenick thinks the San Jose Sharks should try to trade Patrick Marleau during the off-season.

"If it were me, like I said, I think Joe Thornton is the captain, and he should stay in place, but they should see what they can get for Patrick Marleau, who has been there his whole career, and maybe he needs a change of scenery and you can get a lot for him," said Roenick. "He's an extremely talented player and you can get a lot on the market for a guy like him, and maybe change the chemistry on the team." Marleau led the Sharks with seven points in seven games in the team's Round 1 playoff loss to Los Angeles, but he was held off the scoresheet in the last three contests of the series. He also finished third on the Sharks with 70 points and second on the club with 33 goals in 82 games during the regular season. Roenick has been critical of Marleau in the past, but he wasn't placing the blame solely on him or Thornton like others have done. The Sharks have talked openly about shaking up their leadership group and dealing Marleau would fit that objective.

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Patrick Marleau found it hard to argue against the San Jose Sharks' long-time label as playoff chokers on Wednesday.

"You don't usually agree with it, but then you do something like this, and it's not easy to take," Marleau said. After years of failing to live up to expectations in the postseason, the Sharks jumped to a 3-0 lead against the Kings, only to become the fourth team in NHL history to lose Games 4-7. San Jose has to find a way to address this troubling trend of playoff shortfalls, but it will be hard to do with most of their core, including Marleau, already locked up.

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Patrick Marleau recorded two assists in a 6-3 loss to the Kings in Game 4 of the first round.

That extends Marleau's point streak to four games. He has three goals and seven points that span.

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Patrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 4-3 overtime win over Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Marleau's shot 6:20 into overtime went off the stick of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and past an unsuspecting Jonathan Quick, and the Sharks claimed a 4-3 victory and a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Marleau has been excellent in the playoffs with five points in three games. Matt Nieto, Brent Burns and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks.

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Patrick Marleau is one of the finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy.

The Lady Byng Trophy goes to the player who has a great season while also exemplifying sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. Marleau had 33 goals and 70 points in 82 contests while spending 18 minutes in the sin bin. If he won the award, it would be the first time it has gone to a San Jose Sharks player.

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Patrick Marleau registered a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-1 win over Colorado.

His three-point night gave him a total of 70 on the year. Marleau's 33rd goal held up as the game winner.

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Patrick Marleau had an assist in San Jose's 2-1 win on Thursday.

Marleau has only been held off the scoresheet twice in his last eight games. He has 32 goals and 67 points in 78 contests in 2013-14.

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Patrick Marleau netted his 30th goal of the season in Saturday night's 3-2 shootout loss to Washington.

Removing the shortened 2012-13 campaign, the veteran sniper has now reached the 30-goal plateau in five straight seasons, making him one of the more underrated players around. James Sheppard also scored for the Sharks in the defeat.