It will certainly be a magic moment. That is amazing company.
That is definitely an elite group and Mario does belong in their company. Man, I knew that Gretzky is the all time points leader, but I didnt realize he was THAT far in front. 1007 more than anyone else? I dont see too many people coming close to his record unless the NHL drastically changes and becomes open flowing and offensively minded.
It would be nice if they could reward offensive efforts. Perhaps they could scrap the two points for a win and teams could get points per goal they score
Man, I knew that Gretzky is the all time points leader, but I didnt realize he was THAT far in front. 1007 more than anyone else? I dont see too many people coming close to his record unless the NHL drastically changes and becomes open flowing and offensively minded.
Gretz actually went pretty far on the record this past off-season and said that he believes Sidney Crosby is the guy who could break his records. Given he is leading the QMJHL thus far in scoring with 32 pts in 15 games (albeit no Gretzky or Lemieux like junior numbers...) he clearly seems to be equalling the hype thus far.
Granted, Wayne might just be Crosby's first NHL boss so perhaps there is something to gain by boosting confidence. Or conversely, it could be pressure too.
Jeez...Oevechkin this year and Crosby the next for the Pens?? Never happen...but damn... (Portland would really enjoy it! )
What game are you guys guessing it will be? That'd be SWEET if he was one point away before the game against NYI next week. Hell, he could get it tomorrow against the Canes. You never know. I hope it is against NYI (that's the next game I can go to).....
I'm sure that Mario's only regret is that he isn't doing it for the Canadian Olympic team instead of the Pens. After all, he's said clearly that they are his main priority.
i know. i mean, god forbid a person could play for his home country that he holds so dear. damn him for having patriotism! damn him for wanting to go after a gold medal,the only thing he had never acheived in his career! damn him for wanting his country to be the best in the world! damn him to hell!
I, being Canadian, am VERY proud of the fact that Lemieux won a gold medal. I am also very proud that Straka won a bronze medal and that Morozov has won a silver medal. I want to see pens players playing internationally and having success. Mariano, you need to grow up.