San Jose Sharks: Team Teal Executing Perfect Offseason

June 24th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
For any Sharks fans who worried about losing Patrick Marleau to free agency, you can officially relax.

But those of you who fell into that category really had nothing to worry about.

Marleau wasn't going anywhere.

Do you really think the Sharks would let their best asset just walk out the door? The man who put the nails in the coffin of the Red Wings and who accounted for 71 percent of the Sharks' offensive load in the Western Conference final wasn't going to be let go.

It just wasn't going to happen and it didn't, as Marleau has just signed a brand new four-year deal keeping him in San Jose.

In addition, fellow center and teammate Joe Pavelski has also been extended for four more years.

So now both of San Jose's clutch playoff performers from last season have inked four-year deals, and while some news outlets have given the "as with team policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed" phrase in their reports, other publications have astutely announced the new monetary values.

Marleau will now make $6.9 million per season, an increase of $600K from last season, and Pavelski will make $4 mil ...

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