The mere thought of Joe Thornton wearing a Kings sweater may be enough to cause some Sharks fans to lose their lunch. But it might be a possibility. According to LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen, the Kings consider Thornton to be a “priority” should be hit the open market as a free agent. While the two sides are currently allowed to express mutual interest, NHL rules forbid them from discussing terms of any deal until Saturday at 9 a.m. PT. Rosen points to a number of individuals in the Kings' organization that have ties to Thornton, including general manager Rob Blake, who played on the Sharks with Thornton from 2008-10. Mike O’Connell was Thornton’s general manager in Boston and currently serves
Ahead of the unrestricted free agent signing period beginning July 1st, reports are coming out that the Ducks are in the mix to land veterans Patrick Marleau and Ryan Miller. Craig Custance of The Athletic is reporting that Anaheim is one of several teams in the mix to sign the pending-UFA along with Toronto, New York Rangers, Carolina, Nashville, LA, and San Jose. Marleau has spent the entirety of his 19-year career with the San Jose Sharks. The 37-year-old forward is coming off a 46 point (27G, 19A) season, showing that he can still produce good offensive numbers as he approaches 40 years old. Depending on the price, he could be a very good piece on the Ducks third line and an imposing presence
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