There could be a Sharks reunion in the works for Patrick Marleau, just not in San Jose.
The Los Angeles Kings hired former Sharks coach Todd McLellan on April 16. Less than two months later, the Kings reportedly are interested in reuniting McLellan with one of his former stars.
Marleau could be packing his bags and coming back to the West Coast. The Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs have talked about a potential trade regarding Marleau, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported Friday.
Hearing the Leafs and Kings have talked about a potential Patrick Marleau trade. Obviously there's the Todd McLellan connection there for Marleau so he might waive. But as of now I don't think the two teams have found a fit. Kings would need to unload a contract or two as well...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 31, 2019
Marleau, 39, had a rough year in his second season with the Maple Leafs. The center scored just 37 points, which is his lowest since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. And his 16 goals were the lowest he's scored in a full season since his rookie year.
This could get tricky for the two teams, though. Marleau does have a no-trade clause and can ultimately decide his future.
But Marleau did play seven of his 19 seasons in San Jose under McLellan. There's reason to believe he would waive his no-trade clause and soon become a rival of the Sharks.