Sad to see another great leave NHL
I really hate seeing great players retire. We all do, no matter the sport. But the NHL has lost some of the all-time best this season. Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Scott Stevens, to name a few. Now, Mario Lemieux.
There was so much optimism for the Pittsburgh Penguins before the start of the season. The team drafted Sidney Crosby and signed veteran free agents such as Sergei Gonchar and John LeClair. The new rules, something Lemieux fought long and hard for, ...
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The 'Magnificent' Career
Mario Lemieux, 40, retired from the NHL for a second time, citing his health and not being able to play at the level he's accustomed to. Story
• Melrose: Sad to see another great go
• Mario says 'it hurts' to retire
• Career stats | Lemieux Bio | Timeline
• Your take? | Where does Mario rank?
• Photos: First stint | Second coming | Finale
• Rovell: Don't blame Mario if Pens leave
• Lemieux out as CEO