Found January 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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CALGARY -- Patrick Marleau was the target of a caustic profile on a Calgary radio station in days leading up to the start of the NHL season. The San Jose Sharks forward was mocked for his reputation of not being a big-game player for a team that has failed repeatedly to live up to Stanley Cup-championship expectations. Marleau got the last laugh Sunday, scoring twice in the Sharks' 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in the opener for both teams. He said he didn't hear the radio bit -- among the knocks was how his captaincy was stripped a few years ago and how he conserves energy over the course of the season for the annual "five-game" playoff run -- but he wasn't fazed. He was more concerned about starting the season on the right note. "You don't normally get your first goal in January," Marleau said in a reference to the season's late start following a lockout. "It was a good first game, and we have a bunch more to go." ...
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