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Video- Mario Lemieux, Legends Of Hockey

Many of you know Mario Lemieux had a great hockey career (hockey-reference.com) and was one of the greatest players to ever play in the NHL.

So on this slow summer night enjoy the 24 minute presentation on Mario Lemieux.


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Mistercristo's avatar

No ill will to either you, Paul, or Lemieux, but why not start off a “Legends of Hockey” series with Gordie Howe in these summer doldrums?

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/14/14 at 06:32 PM ET

Paul's avatar

MC, no offense taken and over the years I have posted numerous Gordie Howe videos and am sure one was the Legends video.

Gordie was my idol growing up in Detroit but I really don’t want to over do it if you know what I mean.

Last week I posted the Glenn Hall feature on Legends and have a few more to toss up in the near future.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/14/14 at 06:43 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

I understand completely; must have missed those (somehowe).  I have had the pleasure of watching both Howe and Hall’s episodes (and Lindsay, Gretzky, Dryden, Giacomin, Beliveau, Kelly, Bower, Kennedy, Espo etc).  Can’t recommend the entire series enough; in every sense of the word, it’s truly eye-opening. 

Same with me about #9: during the ‘08 playoffs, I had the pleasure of telling Mr Howe that I became a Red Wings fan because of him and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off (raised near Chicago).  I was wearing one of my oldest Howe jersey that I had long since physically outgrown (looked like a softball jersey).  After hearing him say “Nice jersey!”, I asked him if my father could take a pic of us shaking hands.  He said “No, I like this better”.  He then proceeded to punch me in the face, but only for the picture.  Phew!

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/14/14 at 07:31 PM ET

Link_Gaetz's avatar

Mario Lemieux came back to the NHL after a 3 year hiatus when he was 36 years old.

He scored 229 points in 170 games from age 36 through 40, which is a 1.35 point per game clip.

Sidney Crosby is at a 1.39 clip for his career. Alex Ovechkin is at 1.19.

That’s amazing, and part of the reason why Mario is the best ever.

Posted by Link_Gaetz on 08/15/14 at 10:03 AM ET

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