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Stan Bowman

What we learned in the NHL in the past week

What we learned in the NHL in the past week

Lessons learned from the past week in the NHL:

• The first 6-0 trip in San Jose Sharks history seems to have quieted trade rumors that erupted two weeks ago over Patrick Marleau's reported willingness to waive his no-move clause to go to the Kings, Ducks or New York Rangers. Marleau passed 1,000 career points last weekend, only the 16th player to reach the milestone with one team. The Sharks' recent success might persuade Marleau and team executives that their best chance at the Stanley Cup is for him to stay put.

• Although the Chicago Blackhawks got trade offers for Patrick Kane while an assault allegation against him was being investigated, General Manager...