Marleau Filling Net, Neutering Critics

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Patrick Marleau is making his always-out-there critics eat their words.

A new book by former Sharks teammate Jeremy Roenick ripped him during the lockout. A Calgary radio station mocked him before the team's season opener against the Flames.

So all Marleau did in the first 10 days of this abbreviated NHL season is:

  • Lead the league in goals with nine while equaling a 96-year-old NHL record by opening the season with four multi-goal games.
  • Add four assists to tie linemate Joe Thornton as the NHL's top scorer with 13 points.
  • Earn the distinction Monday of being the NHL's first star of the week.


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