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:
PATRICK MARLEAU 🚨— Flintor (@TheFlintor) February 2, 2019
Patty re-directs Matthews' pass to tie the game with less than 3 minutes left. pic.twitter.com/xUTD5Seinq
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
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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
Just a filthy goal by Backlund. pic.twitter.com/1djpiBme98— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) February 2, 2019
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.
Who would’ve thought, Wilson and Backstrom in the same highlight video, that doesn’t involve scoring! #CapsFamily #StickUpForEachOther #StanleyCupChampions #NHL #Hockey #Caps pic.twitter.com/ao922dNTyc— Caps1974 (@couchchris) February 2, 2019
The Hurricanes continue to entertain me with their mix of amusing post-win celebrations
Come for the @NHL action, stay for the postgame Duck Duck Goose 😂 pic.twitter.com/KelIvnp6Tq— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 2, 2019
Have a great Saturday everyone!