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Saturday FTB: Patrick Marleau reveals how he became such a good hockey player

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How has Patrick Marleau managed to play so many games at such a high level? Find out!

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Marleau has been in the NHL for a long time — you might have heard of that before.

He might not be what he once was, but at 39 years old he’s played 1625 regular season games and another 184 playoff games, scoring over 1,153 points in his career. He’s a remarkable guy, physically speaking, to have such longevity at such a high level.

You could see it on display in last night’s game, a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit, where he assisted on Matthews’ goal and scored the other late in the third to tie it:

The body positioning, the hand-eye coordination... what makes Patrick Marleau so good, for so long? He has finally revealed his secret!

It took him three years to get that strong after he committed to a grueling workout routine:

  • 100 push ups.
  • 100 sit ups.
  • 100 squats.
  • Then a 10 km run.
  • Every single day!

After a year and a half he started noticing a difference. He became bold, and much stronger. In other words, you gotta train like hell until your hair falls out! That’s the only way to become strong.

ONTO THE LINKS

January Fashion Recap: Fancy that | by Annie. These posts make my month every time.

What’s Going To Matter In The Matthews and Marner Negotiations? | by Fulemin

ICYMI: NHL, AHL and ECHL Hockey Contracts 101 | by Katya

Evaluating the Jake Muzzin Trade, Patrick Marleau’s Rough Start, and Jeremy Bracco’s Breakout Season | by Kevin at MLHS

AROUND THE NHL

DGB Grab Bag: Artemi Panarin vs. Blue Jackets, NBA vs. NHL trades and Brett Hull vs. NWO | by Sean McIndoe at The Athletic

Speaking of trades, the Panthers and Penguins swung a deal that sent McCann and Bjugstad to Pittsburgh in exchange for Brassard, Sheahan and some picks.

Backlkund of the Flames scored a gorgeous goal vs the Caps

The Flames-Caps game ended on a dirty note with Gaudreau taking a bit of a late/dirty hit that left even Tom Wilson impressed.

The Hurricanes continue to entertain me with their mix of amusing post-win celebrations

Have a great Saturday everyone!