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04-17-2013, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
I generally defend Marleau, but he's really not looked right lately at all. I suspect injury, but who knows.

Marleau does get a lot of extra hate. He's consistently one of our best point producers but does get absolutely brutalized by the fans everytime he has a slump. It's mostly because of his passive personality I think
His passive personality is one, but it isn't like Joe Thornton is a grab-life-by-the-horns type guy.

Part of it may be $$$. Marleau gets paid like Thornton and Boyle, and I don't think he is quite in their range of talent/contribution (especially when Boyle first came here).

If you think of Thornton being fairly paid, then it is easy to get mad at Marleau who is bringing less to the table. But if you think about it as Marleau getting fairly paid and JT taking a decent discount, it is easier to stomach.

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