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04-29-2013, 10:19 AM
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If Mario holds out to play only for Montreal in 1984

Think about this. Where would all you be as hockey fans and this franchise and new arena if Mario had not wanted to go the the Penguins and held out. He could have pulled an Elway or Manning and made it known it was Montreal or nothing.

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Pittsburgh as we know it would probably cease to exist. Everyone probably would have moved to Montreal.

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He actually did hold out, and didn't put the jersey on draft day. But in the end he was a man and stayed with the team that drafted him, unlike someone else we know

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04-29-2013, 10:35 AM
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Probably would have made it easier for me and be a Habs fans. Glad it did not turn out that way!

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Think about this. What if Charles Goodyear hadn't figured out how to vulcanize rubber in 1839? We'd still be playing with pig's feet or stale dinner rolls!

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without Lemieux, this team would have moved to Hamilton. It was really that simple. The Civic Arena would still be here, & we would probably be debating the lineup for the Pittsburgh Hornets run to the Calder Cup instead....

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04-29-2013, 12:17 PM
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Mario coming to the Pens despite some rocky financial times has delivered a first class financially secure franchise that is a strong favorite to win the cup. That's how fine a line success and failure can be.

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Think about this. What if Charles Goodyear hadn't figured out how to vulcanize rubber in 1839? We'd still be playing with pig's feet or stale dinner rolls!
Mind......blown.

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In that universe Lemieux goes on to become Comstock.

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In that universe Lemieux goes on to become Comstock.

This explains why Lemieux branded his hand with a Penguins logo.

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I certainly wouldn't have become a Penguins fan.

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Then some other team woulda tanked for Crosby, Malkin, and STOLEN Iginla. Probably the Rangers...ya that sounds about right.

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He actually did hold out, and didn't put the jersey on draft day. But in the end he was a man and stayed with the team that drafted him, unlike someone else we know
Lindros?

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I thought the issue was money? I don't remember hearing about him only wanting to play for the Habs? Doesn't really make sense given his nature towards the media.

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For you younger fans, Mario not coming was never in question because Owner Ed DeBartolo was a Billionaire in the 1980's and it would get worked out. Mario has said he regretted not putting on the sweater for that draft in 1984. The two real icebergs dodged were GM Baz Bastien dying two years earlier, he would have traded or sold the first overall pick to Montreal, Quebec or Minnesota because that's how he operated and that would have been the end. The other bullet dodged was Mario getting frustrated with the organization that is until they acquired Paul Coffey in 1987, that's when Mario knew they were serious about winning just like all the trades Ray Shero just made.


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He actually did hold out, and didn't put the jersey on draft day. But in the end he was a man and stayed with the team that drafted him, unlike someone else we know
Which he has publicly said was the biggest regret he had in his career.

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For you younger fans, Mario not coming was never in question because Owner Ed DeBartolo was a Billionaire in the 1980's and it would get worked out.
after Eddie Jr. was forced to sell the Niners to his sister and her husband John York and the couple nearly ran the franchise into the ground and there was talk among 49er fans that NO team could ever win anything with those two owning the team. of course, most Niner fans glossed over the fact that Denise DeBartolo York had actually presided over the Penguins 1990–1991 championship season and has her name on the cup. a funny situation, having a terrible owner, then realizing that she had actually won something in the past. thankfully, they've given the reigns over to their son Jed and the team is doing quite well.

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Had Mario not come here the finacial difficulties probably don't get to the point they got to since there's not a superstar to surround with talent. We'd be the Florida Panthers of the north.

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Didn't happen, so my level of care for this is zero.

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Exactly, it is all just water under the bridge now. Leave this type of stuff to Philadelphia fans who are obsessed with finances of the Pens 15 years ago.

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