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05-13-2011, 04:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orillia, Ontario
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Marleau was the Sharks top penalty killing forward.
Marleau scored the game winner in Game 7 tonight
Marleau scored the game winner in Game 3 OT.
The media loves Thornton and is quick to criticize Marleau but to hell with his critics! When Roenick on Versus called him out after game 5 and basically put the weight of the team's lack of success for ending Detroit on his shoulders I was royally peeved. YES, he is streaky with scoring but he is also CLUTCH. When a big goal is most needed he comes through time and again.
Marleau is an all-time great. His soft hands around the crease, his clutch play, his penalty killing and turnovers and breakaways. May he be an ATD regular from here on as a great utility forward in a Bottom-6 role (and could handle 2nd pp duty in an all-time context).
Did you actually watch the game? It looks to me like you just checked the box scores.
To take a line from Nick Kypreos, Patrick Marleau is as soft as baby poo. He constantly got stripped of the puck, floated around aimlessly for most of the game, and never won any battles. One lucky tap-in goal doesn't change that. He did make 1 good hit early and 1 good defensive play late, but his overall game was pathatic.
His clucth play... in 13 play-off games 6s or 7s, he has 2 points!
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