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11-03-2012, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Czech Your Math View Post
You would think if Mario thought he had enough left in the tank to play one more NHL season in '98, that he would have stuck around to play in the '98 Olympics, since he hadn't yet played in the Olympics to that point.

I'll say yes in '96, no in '98.
Surely you know more about Mario's retirement than that.

He was an art ross winner in 1997, and a strong candidate for one in 2001 if he had played a full season. In between - I have no doubt he was that good. The retirement had nothing to do with his tank.

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