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Fantucchio’s Focus: Islanders Wanted Marleau in ’97; Jeff Petry Back Home in Detroit




Good morning. My name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Thursday, August 17, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.

Patrick Marleau, an Islander?:

Patrick Marleau will undoubtedly be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame after a 21-year career in the NHL that began when he was selected second overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 draft. But did you know he was nearly a member of the New York Islanders?

According to former Islanders assistant general manager Mike Santos, the Isles were highly interested in making a trade for Marleau.

Islanders Wanted To Trade for Marleau in 1997 Draft?

Jeff Petry Back Home in Detroit:

Jeff Petry is back to his roots after officially being introduced as a member of the Detroit Red Wings yesterday.

Jeff Petry: First Choice Was Come To Red Wings

Bruins Unveil Plans for Centennial Season:

The Boston Bruins are celebrating their 100th season in 2024 and have big plans for the year-long celebration.

Bruins Unveil Centennial Celebration Plans

More From National Hockey Now:

Pittsburgh: The Penguins have been linked to free agent forward Tomas Tatar but need to make some room to get him.

Florida: Matthew Tkachuk may not have been put on the cover of NHL 24, but he’s still one of the league’s brightest stars.

Montreal: The Canadiens are in an interesting salary cap situation and have a few ways they can make the most of it.

Nashville: Revisiting the five worst draft classes of former Preds’ GM David Poile’s career.

Follow Andrew Fantucchio on Twitter: @A_Fantucchio


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