Thread: Speculation: Shake-up?
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02-16-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by WantonAbandon View Post
Not only would Marleau want to stay, but he would likely still be able to put up high quality top six minutes when the rebuild was finished.
The reason why Marelau would be worth keeping around, even as he starts to decline, is that he'd still be a solid 2nd liner for a while, and even at the end of his career he'd be a great 3rd liner, considering his speed, defensive play, versatility, and would probably still score a decent amount.

As a tangent, it occurred to me that a good 3rd lines are constructed in a particular way: Older, former top-6 players and younger, future top-6 players. Marleau would be a good fit there.

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