Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/18/05 at 08:12 AM ET
Twenty years ago Mario Lemieux was going to be the next Wayne Gretzky. Now he's threatening to become the next Art Modell. Modell was the owner who moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996 when Cleveland was slow to deliver the new stadium he said was necessary for economic survival. Lemieux last week reiterated his matter-of-fact promise that the Pittsburgh Penguins are as good as gone in 2007 if a new arena isn't being constructed. "As I've said, in 2007, we're free to go and we'll just have to do what's best for the business," Lemieux said.
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