Marleau Filling Net, Neutering Critics
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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