Ex-Shark Roenick rips Marleau — again


Jeremy Roenick is scared to death for the San Jose Sharks.

The former Sharks forward and 20-year NHL vet-turned-analyst took to his blog on NHL.com to voice his frustrations with the Sharks, and with a common target of his -- Patrick Marleau.

After touching upon San Joses recent struggles, and suggesting the Sharks top players need to step up their play, Roenick turned his attention to 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, of course, labeled Marleau as gutless during the Sharks second round series against the Red Wings. Marleau scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of that series, helping the Sharks to the Western Conference final.

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