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Pittsburgh Fence Sitting

03/07/2007 at 5:24pm EST

An entertaining little column from The Pitch in Kansas City:

Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that his team would be stepping up negotiations with Kansas City officials. But later, in the same press conference, Lemieux reiterated his interest in staying in Pittsburgh and said that “Kansas City reeks of sewage” and playing hockey there “would be like starting a cricket team in Brooklyn.”

Lemieux began the press conference by saying that the team would relocate to Kansas City if a deal couldn’t be reached with Pittsburgh. The former hockey great then stuck out his right pinky finger, jutted it in the corner of his mouth and slowly uttered, “Or will we?”

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