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Patrick Marleau is still a dangerous weapon but he's streaky.
At 34, Patrick Marleau is starting to wind down his solid NHL career but he remains a dangerous player capable of dominating on any given night.
The only catch is he is not as consistent as he used to be. Marleau seems to catch fire for a week or so at a time and then disappear for games at a time and be kept off the score sheet.
Marleau is the all-time franchise leader in games played, goals and points. He is eligible to become a free agent this summer, so he certainly has a lot of incentive to prove to the Sharks or any other team in the league that he can still be a productive contributor.
Last year, Marleau scored 17 goals in 48 games, which would put him on pace for 29 over a full 82-game season.
If he improves on that slightly, Marleau has a shot at being the team's MVP. He will see plenty of ice time on the power play and in key scoring situations.
MVP Odds: 15-1