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04-08-2013, 12:26 AM
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Marleau

Serious questions.... I am concerned about Patrick Marleau.

What is the deal with Marleau? Why hasn't he been skating hard? He is not moving his feet to find open ice, he is not forechecking or backchecking well, he just seems to be floating around with minimal effort. He is knocked off of the puck so easily in the corners and down low. Could he be nursing an injury, or is it just a lack of effort and physical play on his part? Maybe it is just me, but it seems like he is not putting his all into it. Numbers aside, I want to see every player give 100% effort every game and I just don't see that from Marleau as of late. We all know how well he skates.... What is the problem if any in your opinions?

I think he may be getting bored, he might need a change of scenery. Should we try and get something for him while we still can? I'm starting to consider him a little gutless at this point myself....

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Doesn't know what to do without jumbo.

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Two best goal scorers on the team on the same line and neither one is scoring. Pretty obvious that line isn't working. They need to move one of them up with Burns and JT and drop Havlat down.

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No player can give it 100% every game, that's unreasonable. As a whole, Marleau has been pretty good this season. Aside from today's game, he's still been good defensively. At some point though, he has to start producing again. I think Randy said today that Marleau has 4 goals in the last 20+ games.

I did notice that he seems weaker along the boards this year and can't protect the puck as well though.

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Two best goal scorers on the team on the same line and neither one is scoring. Pretty obvious that line isn't working. They need to move one of them up with Burns and JT and drop Havlat down.
Marleaus lack of points goes back to before he was taken off of thorntons wing, same case for pavs. But pavs has found his game centering the 3rd line. Marleau not so much.

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No player can give it 100% every game, that's unreasonable. As a whole, Marleau has been pretty good this season. Aside from today's game, he's still been good defensively. At some point though, he has to start producing again. I think Randy said today that Marleau has 4 goals in the last 20+ games.

I did notice that he seems weaker along the boards this year and can't protect the puck as well though.
Fatigue would make sense to me. I hadn't considered that. If that was the case, he shouldn't have logged 20+ minutes of ice time tonight. It really costed us.

On a good note: Got Burns, Vlassic, Hannan, and Havlat to sign my hat today after the game.

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Unlike Thornton who can raise the spirits and skills of teammates around him even he himself isn't producing, Marleau just makes everyone uncomfortable with his blank stares and alien like blinking. He's also lost without Jumbo helping him out.

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Unlike Thornton who can raise the spirits and skills of teammates around him even he himself isn't producing, Marleau just makes everyone uncomfortable with his blank stares and alien like blinking. He's also lost without Jumbo helping him out.
Lol well played.

OP the trade deadline is over. Discussing whether to trade Marleau is officially pointless until the season plays itself out.

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He really hasnt been good since the big scoring streak in the first 5 games of the season. It really sucks that Pavs has found his game, secondary scoring has picked up but there is still a passenger on the team.

If he has another no show in the playoffs, DW should trade him in the off-season.

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Lol well played.

OP the trade deadline is over. Discussing whether to trade Marleau is officially pointless until the season plays itself out.
It's not pointless IMO, it's sill worth discussing what to do with him in the future. I say we use him to move up in the first round. I like Patty, but I have seen enough of him over the past 6 seasons to be ok without him.

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Hes thinking too much.

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It's not pointless IMO, it's sill worth discussing what to do with him in the future. I say we use him to move up in the first round. I like Patty, but I have seen enough of him over the past 6 seasons to be ok without him.
It is completely pointless. 1) He has a full NMC, and 2) The rest of this season has a huge bearing on the pressure, ability or need to move him, not just as far as what our team does but what other teams do as well.

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About what? A sale on sweater vests at Nordstrom?

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Why are you surprised? He has always been a streaky player.

Very overrated player.

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He's playing hurt. He's the best in the world.

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I think he's destined to play either with Thornton or Pavelski. He's worthless offensively otherwise.

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At being awkward maybe.

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I think he's destined to play either with Thornton or Pavelski. He's worthless offensively otherwise.
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Why are you surprised? He has always been a streaky player.

Very overrated player.

Streaky I can handle, Marleau has always been streaky. That is to be expected, what concerns me is lack of effort. He doesn't use his speed the way he could. It drives me nuts. Wingles was a madman out there on the ice tonight. You could tell early he was going to have a great game.

Juan - I knew he had either a NTC or NMC. I wasn't sure about which one it was. So even if he wanted out he is stuck?

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Streaky I can handle, Marleau has always been streaky. That is to be expected, what concerns me is lack of effort. He doesn't use his speed the way he could. It drives me nuts. Wingles was a madman out there on the ice tonight. You could tell early he was going to have a great game.

Juan - I knew he had either a NTC or NMC. I wasn't sure about which one it was. So even if he wanted out he is stuck?
no if he wants out he can waive it.

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Juan - I knew he had either a NTC or NMC. I wasn't sure about which one it was. So even if he wanted out he is stuck?
You're not making any sense. This season has to play out before talking about trading Marleau makes a lick of sense.

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Too late, sucka. Trading him would be stupid. He's in a struggle and the line has dead weight on it while not being the best in terms of complimenting skill sets. Swapping Havlat with Marleau or Couture will help the top two lines out.

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