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08:27 AM ET 11.14 | Jeremy Roenick's memoir is not kind to his former San Jose Sharks teammate Patrick Marleau, and he's gone far enough to rip him in print. [Roenick's] overall portrait of Marleau depicts him as a highly skilled player who needs to show more heart and play with more edge. Marleau initially seemed to take the criticism in stride -- "He's got his own agenda," the former captain said -- then had a stronger response. "To say that I don't care about my play or winning or being gutless is absurd," Marleau wrote in a text message. "I wouldn't have left home at 14 years old to play a game I didn't care about. I want to win more than anyone. Just because I don't jump up and down acting like a buffoon on the ice doesn't mean I'm not into it."

San Jose Mercury News

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November 14, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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"I can't hear what Jeremy said, i've got my two Sta...HAHAHA I can't even finish that. Serious, though, screw that guy."

One of my all-time favorite lines!

I'm with you on that one...JR chased his Cup all over the map, never got it and now feels the need to try and still be relevant.

Don't let the door hit ya...and take Milbury and Mother Maguire with you.

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November 14, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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It's a big ring of failure. Not defending the Sharks at all, but you gotta earn the right to criticize others, and besides a handful of All-Star appearances, JR earned nothing.

He was good on Dallas.

November 14, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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It's a big ring of failure. Not defending the Sharks at all, but you gotta earn the right to criticize others, and besides a handful of All-Star appearances, JR earned nothing.

Well he did earn his way into that "Big" hollywood acting career.....

November 14, 2012  09:32 AM ET

"[Roenick's] overall portrait of Marleau depicts him as a highly skilled player who needs to show more heart and play with more edge."

Did J.R. really have to remind us of that? C'mon! After all, Mary Lou IS a Shark! That's all we need to know!

November 14, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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"I can't hear what Jeremy said, i've got my two Sta...HAHAHA I can't even finish that. Serious, though, screw that guy."

Best interview line ever

November 14, 2012  09:56 AM ET

I like JR. He's entertaining and can be pretty funny...Can't say that he didn't have heart as a player. Used to hate him when he was a Hawk...coming into Toronto.

November 14, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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JR chased his Cup all over the map, never got it and now feels the need to try and still be relevant.

Yeah...that must have been what he was thinking when he signed on with the Yotes for a year.

November 14, 2012  10:02 AM ET

I'm sure he's ripped more guys than just Marleau in his book. Increase the hype, increase the sales.

November 14, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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JR earned nothing.

That's not true...he was perhaps the most dominant video game athlete ever. But that's probably Techmo Bowl Bo Jackson, so JR didn't win that either. Good call Limes.

November 14, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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I like JR. He's entertaining and can be pretty funny...Can't say that he didn't have heart as a player. Used to hate him when he was a Hawk...coming into Toronto.

I have to agree with you here......

I especially liked his melt down on Versus when the Hawks won the cup

November 14, 2012  10:18 AM ET

So JR contends he's got no passion or edge, therefore Marleau texts hardly an incendiary response, talking about how he likes to play the game and could jump up and down on the ice, but choses not to. Way to get up in JR's grill and...let him know you like stuff, thanks for noticing.

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November 14, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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I have to agree with you here......I especially liked his melt down on Versus when the Hawks won the cup

Missed that. Was he happy or all sour grapes and jealous?

November 14, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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It's a big ring of failure. Not defending the Sharks at all, but you gotta earn the right to criticize others, and besides a handful of All-Star appearances, JR earned nothing.

JR, Milbury and PM sounds more like a love triangle encompassed by a ring of failure

November 14, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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Missed that. Was he happy or all sour grapes and jealous?

he started crying....and was all choked up

November 14, 2012  12:36 PM ET
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he started crying....and was all choked up

He was ,as my Granny would say "in his cups" LOL

November 14, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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"I can't hear what Jeremy said, i've got my two Sta...HAHAHA I can't even finish that. Serious, though, screw that guy."

what did you expect from a Bostonian anyways

<wait's patiently for enemy fire>

 
November 14, 2012  01:01 PM ET
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JR, Milbury and PM sounds more like a love triangle encompassed by a ring of failure

The sphincter triplets nice

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