Trade demands no longer scary

Yeah, we’ll trade you. Maybe. If it works for us.

Patrick Marleau probably thought taking his feelings public would have him on a bus out of Silicon Valley very quickly. He’s still a Shark.

Travis Hamonic asked off Long Island/Brooklyn for “personal” reasons months ago. He played almost 26 minutes for the Isles last night against Dallas and doesn’t seem about to go anywhere.

Now Jonathan Drouin, we are told, asked the Lightning to trade him months ago, and instead the Lightning have sent him to the minors. GM Steve Yzerman said in a formal release on Sunday that the team does “acknowledge” Drouin’s trade request, and that his “sole intention is to act in the best interest” of the Lightning.

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