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02-11-2013, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
Uh, no. Leading the team in goals like he did that year was more an example of shooting luck and coincidence that Marleau happened to suck that year and not having that much talent overall.
Actually it was reported that he was deliberately shooting more, so it wasn't just a coincidence.

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And you're still only talking about 29 goals on 178 shots. That's not even close to taking on the shooting responsibilities that he should when he's dominating the puck as much as he does. He should be shooting at least 100 more times than that and that's especially if he's having a good year putting the biscuit in.
Team didn't dominate the puck then like it does now. And that's kind of the rub, isn't it? Joe is a nearly generational playmaker. He is not nearly as good of a scorer. Tailoring the system to his possession skills has proven more successful than trying to square peg him by having him carry the goalscoring load as well.

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