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01-24-2006, 11:51 AM
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You can't help but miss Mario. Pens fan or not.

I can't help but think that at least a small part of this is to free up some money for additional players.

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You can't help but miss Mario. Pens fan or not.

I can't help but think that at least a small part of this is to free up some money for additional players.
They need at least one winger and soon.

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01-24-2006, 12:17 PM
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I'll never forget that first goal he scored on his first shift...and many of those thereafter.

Thanks for a long list of memories.

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01-24-2006, 12:24 PM
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All the best of luck to Le Magnifique in all his future endeavers. Be it hockey or not. I'm lucky to have seen him play in person at the World Championships in August of 2004.

Thanks for everything, Mario.

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01-24-2006, 12:24 PM
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great man with a great career. always a sad thing to see such an illustrious career come to an end.

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01-24-2006, 12:52 PM
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It's a sad day. This season has been horrible. I should feel a lot worse, but I don't. I'll miss him. Mario Lemieux is proof that God DOES exist.

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01-24-2006, 12:57 PM
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Hardly the best ever. Maybe the best Pen ever and a top 10 NHL player historically, but not the best.
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Give it a rest, loser.

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01-24-2006, 01:12 PM
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awful....... just pure awful


i'll never forget this guy... the impact he had on hockey, on pittsburgh, on everything. i mean, i live in saudi arabia and this guy made me love hockey. an absolute legend. penguins games (or hockey games, for that matter) are never, and i mean never televised here. yet on december 27, 2000, the local TV sports channel actually televised his first game against toronto (yes, with arabic writing and all). this guy was pure class and is argueably the greatest player to hold a stick on ice. gave me a love of hockey (and the penguins, especially) that i dont even come close to having for any other sport.

yes, people like mario lemieux have such an influence on even this side of the world.

Best wishes Mario and thank you for making hockey the game it is today. You'll always be number 1 in my book.

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01-24-2006, 01:37 PM
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Hardly the best ever. Maybe the best Pen ever and a top 10 NHL player historically, but not the best.
Randy

Lemieux >>>. Gretzky in every facet of the game other than health

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01-24-2006, 01:48 PM
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Thank you mario, and congrats on the retirement. Hope the heart gets better and take care old friend.

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01-24-2006, 01:56 PM
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Thanks for the memories, big guy. You were the best to ever lace them up.

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01-24-2006, 01:59 PM
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Stole this from the Pens board.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sport...?event_id=1985

Nice little survey thing about the Mario/Penguins.

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01-24-2006, 02:59 PM
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What a thread title to come on here and read. I guess we should have been expecting it, but still... it's very depressing news Mario Lemieux will never again play another hockey game. Seems rather surreal.

And this is such a sad way to end an outstanding career. I can't even remember who he played in his last game! That's really, really sad.

This is the worst season ever.

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01-24-2006, 03:08 PM
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This is the worst season ever.
+1

The Crosby Era has only brought upon doom

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01-24-2006, 03:15 PM
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Lemiuex was my idol as a kid and he still is now, Thanks for the memories Mario.

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01-24-2006, 03:22 PM
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I guess on the positive side of things, the Penguins really could not ask for a better player to assume the face of the franchise.

While a case can be made that it's been this way the whole season, this team is now clearly Crosby's. Clearly, great things are to come.

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01-24-2006, 03:31 PM
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Really sucks, but I thought this might have been announced soon. Still, it's sad any time a player of Lemieux's calibur retires from the game. He's the best player I've ever witnessed, and the perseverance he showed by fighting past cancer and all his other injuries, while continuing to play on a dominant level, is truely remarkable.

My favorite player of all time, the man who started and re-sparked my love of hockey, and the man who has done everything he could to save hockey in the burgh. It's sad his career had to end like this, but I guess it couldn't be helped. His health and his family are more important. Best wishes to Mario. It was a privledge to watch you play all these years. You will be missed.

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01-24-2006, 03:33 PM
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I feel so sad today! It's because of mario that i became a pens fan!

I am so sad, i feel like crying. This guy meant so much to me growing up, and it was an absolute honor to meet him in person, a true class act he will be missed.

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01-24-2006, 03:40 PM
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It'll never happen in the days of corporate sponsorship, unfortunately.


Just the same as we'll never see Rooney Stadium or Clemente Park.
They could always call in Lemieux Gardens at Mellon Arena or something to that effect. Kinda like Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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01-24-2006, 03:44 PM
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Mario had a great career,just sucks for him he had to end it this way. Most important thing now is he gets healthy.

http://www.wbspenguins.com/News/012406_Lemieux.asp

pretty cool what the baby Pens did with Mario's picture.

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To my estimation, the greatest player to have ever played. But more than that, every single Penguin fan out there all over the world who gets the chance to watch and follow the Pittsburgh Penguins owes that to Mario Lemieux on so many levels. And he'll always be my biggest idol.

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01-24-2006, 04:19 PM
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very sad, but we all knew it was coming. Farewell to the greatest player ever.

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01-24-2006, 04:25 PM
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Mario had a great career,just sucks for him he had to end it this way. Most important thing now is he gets healthy.

http://www.wbspenguins.com/News/012406_Lemieux.asp

pretty cool what the baby Pens did with Mario's picture.
Pretty sure that's from a game a few years ago, in which he played a game for WB/S and auctioned off his jersey.

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