Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/13/06 at 12:34 PM ET
Mario Lemieux specialized in the spectacular throughout his time in the NHL, but the final act of his playing career will be decidedly low-key. The Penguins, at Lemieux's request, will not stage an extravagant ceremony to re-retire his No. 66 sweater. Instead, the sweater will be returned quietly to its previous place of honor near the Mellon Arena roof shortly before the Penguins' regular-season home opener against Philadelphia Oct. 5. And while there likely will be some sort of acknowledgement -- perhaps a spotlight on the number, accompanied by video highlights of Lemieux -- the night of the Flyers game, there will be a minimum of fuss and fanfare.
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