As Sharks fans may recall, Jeremy Roenick (then an analyst for Versus) ripped Patrick Marleau for his efforts in game five of last year's Western Conference Semifinals against Detroit, calling him "gutless."
Well, J.R. is back at it again.
Roenick wrote that he was "scared to death for the Sharks." Then, he elaborated, pointing fingers at Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, and, of course, Patrick Marleau:
I talked about looking for the superstars to step up, so in San Jose I'm looking at Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. You're not going to get any consistency out of Patrick Marleau because he can't find it in him to get angry, mad, ticked off enough to help lead this team out of the doldrums.
Right now I'd be scared. I'd be mad. I'd be huffing like a raging bull right now. I'm not sure that Patrick Marleau can do that. I don't know if he has it in him to bring this team into the playoffs. I'd like to see him get angry, show some passion.
Roenick played with Marleau on the San Jose Sharks from 2007-2009, notching 46 points in 111 games.
So, the question is, is Jeremy Roenick right to constantly criticize Patrick Marleau? Feel free to chime in below.
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