Would you keep Thornton, Marleau and Boyle if...
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03-22-2013, 11:24 AM
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Both of them would take a HTD imo. Both Marleau and Thornton love it here and want to make this work. Their families and houses are here. However, If one was to be traded, I feel it would be Thornton as he would garner a better return. Marleau always struck me as a guy who will stay with San Jose through thick and thin. This assumes either would waive though, and I honestly don't think it will happen unless things keep going south or they wanted to try to win a Cup somewhere else.
Lots of pros have houses in the cities where they play in..and their would a ton of interest in Marleau in Canada..they have been dreaming of this guy for years. I agree that DW were dumb enough, JT would garner a much better return
Joe having more takeaways is due to his style of play. He works to strip the puck on the backcheck, and due to his puck handling skills he is able to take it from others and go back on the attack. However, he currently seems to have the tendency to throw the puck away on bad passes. This hopefully is all related to either an injury or some part of McLellan's system, but it could be indicative of decline. We haven't seen this in any form from Marleau in any part of his game.
His ability has almost nothing to do with it...he is in elite company with this category and it is ...competitive nature. PM is nowhere as tough on the puck as JT is. As for giveaways, you will get this with a setup guy and i bet he is nursing some type of minor injury. You will also get this type of behaivor from a shoot first guy who goes through schnieds, scoring droughts, and poor play. I would take JT's minor giveaways and poor passes(dimishing talents, as others would like to sell it as) anyday over guys like PM who regularly fade out into major schnieds.
Todd loves to match power with power, hence Marleau and Thornton playing together most of the time. We have seen several times when they are separate that they are fully functional without each other; however, when together and on top of their games, they are a powerful duo.
Marleau just is not as effective playing alongside Cooter, but he should be for the money he is making
Currently, the team already have someone who could play 1st line center in Marleau. Pavelski or Couture could cover it as well, and who knows how well Hertl could do when he comes to NA. Yes, they would not have the same level of skill as Thornton, but they could cover it in case of retool/rebuild depending on who else is brought in.
Sorry but Pavs is not capable of play as a 1st line center..ever. To slow, and often gets tossed around like a rag doll...dcant battle for his own ice...doesnt have the stuff to do it.
Somebody feel free to correct me on any of this later. Just finished writing an essay and am to amped up to sleep right now
take a look at the SJ ALL-TIME Points leaders....JT has 3/4 the points Marleau has in half the time as a Shark..
Once again there is no way to replace the skills JT has but Marleau would be alot easier...
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