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Two days ago TSN broke a story regarding Pittsburgh Penguins owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux hiring Morgan Stanley to explore. I joked with Crosby that given his close relationship with Penguins owner Mario Lemieux, wouldn't the NHL and NHLPA have a better chance. Malkin now joins Lemieux, Crosby, and Jagr as the only players in Penguins history to record points with the team. He is also just the sixth Russian-born.
Not only did his father encourage him on the ice, he even made sure his son got in his practice when it was too dark for good outside play. Well, he simply packed snow in the Lemieux family house hallway so that his boy could practice skating indoors. That means he grew up likely playing street hockey and, of course, house hockey, thanks to those snow-packed hallways with his older brothers.
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When speaking to hhof. I think every kid learns from his older brother. Well, Mario originally comes from a fairly working class suburb in Quebec, so it may not come as a surprise to find out his father was a fairly blue collar man — a construction worker. Sure, a huge majority of the players in the league come from Canada and the United States, but there are a fair amount of players from countries like Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, and more.
While Lemieux was born in Canada, his Francophone roots mean that his first language was actually French. However, a young Lemieux made some less-than-healthy decisions back in the day. Inthe Pittsburgh Press published a short article that discussed smoking in the NHL and quoted several Pittsburgh players — Lemieux being one of them.
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A young 22 year old Lemieux was quoted saying that he picked up the bad habit in his junior hockey years, and by the time he decided to quit a few years later, he was often smoking as much as a pack a day.
The rest of the league that has no chance of beating the Warriors or LeBron James … Golden State got crazy good with the signing of Kevin Durant as a free agent.
Cleveland signed LeBron as a free agent. The largest free agent signing in Raptors history: The finished Hakeem Olajuwon …. Jeremy Maclin or Eric Decker? Sounds like a ballplayer. And now we know him because he hit four home runs in a game. Counting it as a win in a major is an insult to all those who won majors in singles and doubles before mixed doubles was included on the schedule … Coming to the next Summer Olympics.
Three on three basketball. With a second shot clock. Games are 10 minutes in length or end when the first team has 21 points. Somebody out there in Olympic land — or many IOC members — have lost their minds … A lot of hockey people are tabbing Chris Pronger as a general manager on the make.Crosby passes Lemieux for postseason points with goal
You, good person, bad coach. Sandra Schmirler and Bryan Fogarty. He is humble, polite, talented, professional, emotional, almost everything we admire in our professional athletes. Those kind of hands, hips, eyes, power. But a frustrating bottom line: Not day to day things.
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In May, Travis was one of the best hitters in all of baseball with the Blue Jays. Now there is no certainty as to when he will hit again. Or contribute to the Blue Jays in any meaningful way. You never want a call a player injury prone but Travis is certainly forming in that.
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Few players have worked harder to be better. The work has been put in.
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Most players pay little attention to any of this but the rank and file membership is terribly upset about how much Fehr has been paid to run the association and how little he has actually done for the players. But the matter of escrow — and I see your eyes glazing over upon the typing of that word — has many players seething. The league has a much smoother relationship with Fehr than it ever had with the difficult Goodenow, but in the end, the league smashed Goodenow.
The bottom line in all this: Officiating is damn difficult in professional sports. But when the best are playing in the loudest buildings at the most intense times, it is seemingly impossible to call everything the right way. The quality of television replays has only complicated matters for officials. The people at home can see the game better than they can.