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Mario Lemieux to make 10 million next season, and Penguins selling land for new arena

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10-02-2003, 10:59 AM
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When is the official annoucement that the team is moving to Portland, Oregon...

Doesn't sound all that great for the team's shape, that they can pay Lemieux about $10 million total, trying to sell the land for the new arena, but are worried about paying Fleury's rookie contract.

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10-02-2003, 11:36 AM
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Um... that's not what the article says.



Care to rephrase?
Why dont you go look up on NHLPA.com what his player salary is then get back to me.

Care to rephrase your original post?

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10-02-2003, 12:06 PM
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Lemuix deserves the money, especially the increase in his on off-ice duties. The man is the only one keeping the Penguins alive.

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10-02-2003, 12:09 PM
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I can't think of anyone that knows the organization like he does.
I have no problem with Dejan myself. I thought I remembered you having the opposite opinion of him. I guess that was just Karen Price.

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10-02-2003, 12:23 PM
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Lemuix deserves the money, especially the increase in his on off-ice duties. The man is the only one keeping the Penguins alive.
Its funny Jagr and Kovalev were too expensive, but apparently Lemieux isn't. He is the reason the team is dying.

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10-02-2003, 12:31 PM
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Its funny Jagr and Kovalev were too expensive, but apparently Lemieux isn't. He is the reason the team is dying.
Well, that's obviously not true. He's been giving the team a fighting chance to remain in Pittsburgh. This move just seems like a frustrating step backwards.

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If it weren't for Lemieux the team wouldn't have a chance to be dying.

We'd be long gone back in the 80s...

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Its funny Jagr and Kovalev were too expensive, but apparently Lemieux isn't. He is the reason the team is dying.
I was waiting for your response in this thread....read the article you ****ing clod....and as previously stated, he is the reason the team is even around now, so I don't know where you come up with this crap...

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10-02-2003, 01:04 PM
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I was waiting for your response in this thread....read the article you ****ing clod....and as previously stated, he is the reason the team is even around now, so I don't know where you come up with this crap...
The team is in worse shape now than when he took over. Ever since he resumed his playing career, the team has gone downhill. Seeing as Lemieux isn't significantly better than Jagr or Kovalev, having both of them would be much better. Lemieux isn't about the game, Lemieux isn't about the team, Lemieux isn't about winning. He is more about the money than any professional athlete in the game.

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10-02-2003, 01:11 PM
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The team is in worse shape now than when he took over.
Absolutely wrong. You might recall, when he took over, they were in bankruptcy court. The only reason they're still here is because of his bid; otherwise they would've been sold to Paul Allen in 1999.

Yes, they had players on the roster for a short time thereafter, but this is all a result of that bankruptcy, which itself was a result of the prior ownership group which spent more than they had. Mario wasn't even affiliated with the team at the time.

Wasn't this already highly publicized?

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To quote South Park..."Are you high...or just really stupid?"




I assure you...I am not high
What he said....

Seriously FOTS did you even read the article? He did not even have a part in this...it's amazing what reading an article and then thinking about what you read and using rational thought process to develop a logical reaponse can do.....but since we are dealing with you it is not really worth arguing....my only guess is that you just have a thing for slamming Mario to the point where you will not budge no matter how sickeningly ignorant and ******** your statements are....so go ahead.... have a field day....maybe it will make you feel better....

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10-02-2003, 01:18 PM
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Alright, alright, you don't want to get banned...
I don't think I've reached banworthy heights just yet....and I don't plan to continue either as I see no point......

I just have no tolerance for people who just spew out ignorance only to back it up with even more....must be a pet peeve of mine....

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10-02-2003, 01:27 PM
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Well, the FAQ is pretty explicit on these matters. I'd edit it, if I were you.

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Ok I see your point....I've edited it.

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They DO need a land. Maybe not THAT land.
Then why did they buy it three years ago?

They clearly bought it so they could build a new stadium across the street, then demolish the old one. Pittsburgh hasn't come through on the stadium, so they're giving up.

This is not a good sign for the long term health of the club in Pittsburgh.

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10-02-2003, 02:04 PM
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Is the city even giving the team any money for the new arena? Could it be that they have decided that it shouldn't be built downtown?

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10-02-2003, 02:25 PM
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The last thing one can say about Lemieux is that he's greedy IMHO.
He was going to give himself 1M before the NHLPA more or less forced him to accept 5.25.
The latest raise isnt his doing as he had no vote on the matter.

I've little doubt he could get more then 5.25M from another team if he chose.
It seems like a large portion of his salary is being funneled back into the franchise in any case.

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Its funny Jagr and Kovalev were too expensive, but apparently Lemieux isn't. He is the reason the team is dying.
do you despute this????? Besides, he did not choose to get all this money, the board did and the NHLPA set his salary.

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Seeing as Lemieux isn't significantly better than Jagr or Kovalev, having both of them would be much better. Lemieux isn't about the game, Lemieux isn't about the team, Lemieux isn't about winning. He is more about the money than any professional athlete in the game.
Wow. I guess your entitled to your opinions but I hope you enjoy being in the minority, as in the .00000001% of people that agree with this statement.

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10-02-2003, 05:22 PM
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The team is in worse shape now than when he took over. Ever since he resumed his playing career, the team has gone downhill. Seeing as Lemieux isn't significantly better than Jagr or Kovalev, having both of them would be much better. Lemieux isn't about the game, Lemieux isn't about the team, Lemieux isn't about winning. He is more about the money than any professional athlete in the game.
No I think Lemieux knows Pittsburgh can't support a team unless their winning. He just wants to get his share before the team moves. I bet he's regreting saving the team now, he could have let the pens die and go play for the wings for 10 million a year for the last 3 years.

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Then why did they buy it three years ago?

They clearly bought it so they could build a new stadium across the street, then demolish the old one. Pittsburgh hasn't come through on the stadium, so they're giving up.

This is not a good sign for the long term health of the club in Pittsburgh.
Read the article it will clear things up. They thought it would be a cool location and bought it. Only they thought they would have it for only a year.
But it's also very possible that they use another location or the Mellon site itself.

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What he said....

Seriously FOTS did you even read the article? He did not even have a part in this...it's amazing what reading an article and then thinking about what you read and using rational thought process to develop a logical reaponse can do.....but since we are dealing with you it is not really worth arguing....my only guess is that you just have a thing for slamming Mario to the point where you will not budge no matter how sickeningly ignorant and ******** your statements are....so go ahead.... have a field day....maybe it will make you feel better....
Do you honestly feel Mario just woke and heard that he got a pay increase? Do you honestly feel he had no control over this? He may not technically have had any say over his increase, but like everything, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on.

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Read the article it will clear things up. They thought it would be a cool location and bought it. Only they thought they would have it for only a year.
But it's also very possible that they use another location or the Mellon site itself.
It was a rhetorical question. I did read the article, and posted why they bought it. They thought they'd only have it a year, because they thought they'd be getting a new stadium on it. But as I said, Pittsburgh didn't come through.

If they didn't build a new stadium when they already had the land and perfect location, then they sure as heck aren't going to build one for the Pens elsewhere.

As for the Mellon site, it might be a tad inconvenient to knock it down while the Pens are still playing in it.

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