Who Stays-Marleau or Nabokov?
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06-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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i want em both gone. i want a culture change in that locker room and i dont like both of their attitudes
I can't understand how anyone would want Marleau gone. I could care less about his attitude (although I think it has been nothing short of admirable). Could you please elaborate in further detail about why you wouldn't want Marleau back?
It's not like he can be replaced, and only Zetterberg (by one), Drury, and Recchi have more playoff goals among active players.
The list of players who have consistently been elite playoff performers is pretty much limited to Zetterberg, Franzen, Alfredsson, Elias, Drury, Reechi, B. Richards, and Briere. Crosby, Ovechkin, Toews, Mike Richards, Getzlaf, Staal and Malkin have proven themselves with at least one very long run, while St. Louis and Iginla had one incredibly dominant year, but have (I think) failed to make it past round one otherwise.
Marleau is in the next tier with Gomez, Gionta, Hossa, Langenbrunner, Havlat, Koivu, Spezza, Heatley and randomly Kovalev.
Find me a player who will be available that is worth losing Marleau over.
The list of those players that may be available is likely Gomez, Langenbrunner (who is only potentially available due to supposed locker-room issues and poor team playoff performance), St. Louis (cost a fortune for a UFA to be, but still I'd consider), Drury (hell no), and Kovalev (hell no). There really is no solution to improving the team if Marleau is lost.
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