Marleau (10/14-10/20)

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley Registered User

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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    He is playing himself back onto the Olympic team and into a nice new contract.

    Or else he is streaky like the start of next season and will cool down soon.

    I suspect the former.

    He is not as physsical as he started to show last playoffs, returning to his perimeter play in open areas, ready to receive passes, anticipating the plaay, but he has an extra jump in his skate and he has been shooting quicker and harder at times, like that off one knee slapper from the circle.

    The third star of the week honors his 16th anniversary in the league last game. It's nice to see the NHL pay attention when usually he and most other Sharks are overlooked unless they have monster weeks.
     
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    His role has changed with Kennedy on the line. When it was Marleau-Couture-Havlat, Marleau was the first fore-checker more often than not and played physically. With Kennedy taking the fore-check role, it allows Marleau to work for the soft spots rather than doing the work to help gain the puck possession. He's going to get more opportunities for points either being the 2nd or 3rd guy in on most ventures into the attacking zone.
     

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