Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Super Mario Retires

Mario Lemieux is expected to announce his retirement today. Mario has been plagued with health and injury problems throughout his career, beating cancer in 1993. He hasn't played a game since Dec. 18 when he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. He is considered one of the greatest hockey players ever to lace up the skates, highlights include Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992, the game winning goal in the 1987 Canada Cup, Olympic and World Cup Championships, and 6 Art Ross Trophies for the NHL's scoring leader. He has been creditted for saving the oft struggling Penguins 3 times, the first when drafted as a first pick in 1984, the second when he became owner of the team, and thirdly when he returned from retirement in 2000. I for one wanna thank Mario for all the wonderful memories, and I hear that there is a job that is openning up in Ottawa, look into it Mario, they don't call ya Mario the Magnificent for nothing.


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