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Patrick Marleau: the canary who won’t sing?

Doug Wilson says you need to keep your head, take emotion out of the equation when deciding what changes to make in the offseason.  As a fan, I have no responsibility to do that. Additionally, I lack information, as a lot of people do.  What we see from outside the organization, even what is shared with the media, is so limited as to only be a glimpse of the whole picture.

That doesn’t mean we can’t piece something together from what we do see, as the two-dimensional residents of Flatland might understand a three-dimensional star in their midst.  Their understanding will not be perfect but they can extrapolate from what they do see, and suspect, or feel.

I won’t argue that keeping Marleau is the best thing, even if that’s what I feel.  Maybe he needs a reset, moving might be good for him.  What I fear is that trading him would be such a big, dramatic move, it would throw up such a dust cloud that no one would feel pressure to address the more pernicious reasons behind the team’s failures.  If you can’t get the best out of Patrick Marleau, your own prodigy, someone who has a shitload of talent and a strong vested interest in your team’s success, what is wrong with you?

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