San Jose Sharks Gameday: The Top 10 Patrick Marleau GIFs

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It is a scientific fact that Patrick Marleau is the greatest. Here is some proof in the form of animated GIFs.

Patrick Marleau scored the third goal for the Sharks in game one against the Vancouver Canucks. He did it playing in his 130th career NHL playoff game. He's second among active players in career playoff goals, behind only Jaromir Jagr and ahead of Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson, and Teemu Selanne.

Simply put, Patrick Marleau is the best. He's a clutch scorer and playoff dynamo who never gets the credit he deserves.

Well, Patrick, this post is for you. This is a tribute to your greatness.

The Top 10 Patrick Marleau GIFs

Mouse-over the GIFs to make them play.

#10 The Gulp

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Patrick looks pretty nervous here, but can you blame him? He's face to face with Drew Remenda, Sharks color analyst and star of the terrifying film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

#9 The Sound

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"Meower"? Sure, Patrick, whatever you want.

#8 Patrick Marleau as Andrew Dice Clay

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"Yo, what's the deal with broads, you know?" Haha Patrick you're so funny!

#7 The Shrug

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Oh Patrick, you mischievous scamp. Anyone who gets mad at you has to be some kind of huge asshole!

#6 Steve Ott Licks Jeff Halpern

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Okay, I know that TECHNICALLY Patrick Marleau isn't involved in this GIF, but in my opinion if you're compiling a list of the top ten GIFs of any kind and you DON'T include this one, you're doing it wrong.

And that includes a list of the sexiest Channing Tatum GIFs.

#5 Patrick Marleau Agrees!

Question: Patrick, you know you kick butt, right?

Answer:

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#4 Marleau Chats

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"Hello my name is Patrick Marleau and I am a hockey player. I play forward for the San Jose Sharks which is an NHL team in California. I was born in Canada. Will you marry me?"

#3 Marleau Scores

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This is that goal from game one that I mentioned earlier. Pretty nifty, huh?

#2 Patrick Marleau Isn't Sure

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"Hah, yeah...I mean, wait, no...um...what do YOU think?"

#1 What Kind of Food is in Aneroid?

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Amazing.

Marleau, buddy, just keep doing what you're doing. Never change.

You're the best.

(Several of these GIFs come from videos you can watch here, here, and here).



I don't expect Martin Havlat to be healthy enough to make an impact in this series, these playoffs, or possibly ever again as a San Jose Shark . I liked what I saw from Raffi Torres (my predicted series MVP) in the first game playing on that line with Couture and Marleau, and wouldn't mind seeing that to start game two, especially since this looks to be a really physical series.

It would also be great if Scott Gomez could be healthy enough to center the fourth line, to pick up a tiny bit of the slack that will be created by Havlat's injury. If not, though, the Sharks will be fine winning another low-scoring, tight-checking contest. They have Antti Niemi, after all.

Further reading:

Prediction: Sharks win 2-1, with two garbage goals for Raffi Torres.

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