Is Mario Lemieux a bit overrated?
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02-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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You don't realize it, but you are making the case for us Mario supporters. The ONLY way you could stop a in-his-prime Mario from scoring WAS by taking a penalty.
I would be interested in a stat showing was able to draw the most penalties in their career. Mario has to have it by a landslid.
Mario was an individualistic player, he scored and scored and scored. The only way to stop him was by hooking, holding and tackling him.
That is why Pittsburgh had more penalities than the Oilers. You had to take them to prevent sure goals against.
The pattern during the 1970s & the 1980s was that the stronger a team was, the fewer penalties they drew. Edmonton, the Islanders, Boston & Montreal were always near the bottom of the league. Was it because they were easier to stop than the California Golden Seals?
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