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05-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by HabsByTheBay View Post
Was there ever a realistic opportunity where Lemieux could join Montreal? I know Savard wanted to trade for the #1 pick but Pittsburgh were not interested.
A few seasons earlier Montreal had acquired Hartford's #1 pick in an attempt to draft Lemieux. As early as 16 Lemieux was known future great. I read a hockey news interview several years later where Mario did not want to go to Montreal. Over the Lafleur affair and Wickenheiser handling.

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