Playoff Intel: Patrick Marleau

The best way to stop the Sharks' speedster? Familiar foe Scott Niedermayer explains.

Originally Published: April 14, 2010
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's stars in the crosshairs with the help of those who know them best. Rivals provide scouting reports to show Insiders how to stop some of the postseason's biggest names. Tendencies, strengths, weaknesses -- it's all here in our player-on-player scouting reports.

Below, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer gives some insight on how to slow down San Jose Sharks F and 44-goal scorer Patrick Marleau.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.