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04-17-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Holy ****, did you not watch the play? Marleau skates all the way back from the offensive goal-line, despite being on the tail-end of a long shift, while Couture isn't fast enough to make it back. Watch the goal again, you'll notice that he skates 2 times as fast as Couture or Vlasic. You have no idea what "all out" means.

I can't believe people blame Marleau for that. He's literally the only one that plays defense on that play.

I harp on Marleau as much as anyone but that goal was in no way shape or form on him. Vlasic and Cooch got caught behind the net and Patty shifted over to Kopitar, skated hard the whole way back, and disrupted him enough to help prevent him from scoring. That play should've been blown dead anyway when Niemi covered the puck.

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