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Lemieux's message may be true, but he went about it in a pretty brain dead way. It's obvious he doesn't care about the state of NHL hockey (as he colleagues have already said regarding his absence from meetings) until it affects his team. It's not "we need to do this to improve the game," it's "my team got punked so down with this sort of thing."

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I just hate how most of the talking heads in the media are once again toeing the company line (and yes, even though Lemieux was supposedly speaking against the league, all he was doing was bitching about the league not protecting his little ***** boys - do you honestly think he gives a s*** about Marc Savard or Alexander Ovechkin or anyone else in the league that isn't a Penguin?) and are slobbering all over themselves trying to agree with Lemieux. Even on ESPN yesterday (is the show "Around the Horn" or something?), 3 of the 4 guys were all "Lemieux's the best! Whatever he says is right! This is a tragedy, a tragedy!!!".

If Lemieux wants to take his puck and go home, let him. Let him go and take Crosby with him. The league's better off without their whining, entitled attitudes.

this post is good enough to be published! can't agree more. and where was "Super Mario's" opinion when cooke and talbot were cheapshotting other teams players. it happens every game. i love how the media blows things out of proportion because a former NHL superstar has an opinion, no matter how biased. he's part owner of the Penguins for christ's sake.....of course he's gonna whimper and poop his pants over getting wrecked by the islanders in a physical way like that and on the scoreboard. newsflash Mario...something like this needed to happen to the pens to put a spotlight on them in a way of redemption for other teams. the penguins get away with murder and cry to the media when it builds up with other teams and bites them in the ass. cooke and talbot got a taste of their own medicine finally.

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Lemieux's message may be true, but he went about it in a pretty brain dead way. It's obvious he doesn't care about the state of NHL hockey (as he colleagues have already said regarding his absence from meetings) until it affects his team. It's not "we need to do this to improve the game," it's "my team got punked so down with this sort of thing."

EXACTLY!!!

Yes, the core of Marios message was true...

BUT, it was obviously just Mario whining and crying because things didn't go his way, like he has done his whole career, and now taught his little protege to do as well. Not him actually caring about the league or other players.

Mario doesn't really give a s*** at all. As was pointed out before, HIS TEAM is the leader in both penalty minutes AND fighting. He has never said anything about that.

HIS TEAM pays the dirtiest player in the NHL to go out game after game with one goal; injure other players. He doesn't say s*** about that or condemn that kind of play either.

He could be expressing ways to change the game for the positive, with his influential voice, in league meetings. But nope... Mario doesn't give a s***, and doesn't even attend those.

But now that his boys got their ass handed to them for once, NOW he is all up in arms and pretending to care about the league and other players...

Lets call it what it is. Hypocritical bulls***.

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Lemieux's message may be true, but he went about it in a pretty brain dead way. It's obvious he doesn't care about the state of NHL hockey (as he colleagues have already said regarding his absence from meetings) until it affects his team. It's not "we need to do this to improve the game," it's "my team got punked so down with this sort of thing."

This. Mario hasn't released any public statements about his team turning his beloved game into a sideshow by leading the league in fighting majors and featuring the league's biggest punk this side of Sean Avery.

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This. Mario hasn't released any public statements about his team turning his beloved game into a sideshow by leading the league in fighting majors and featuring the league's biggest punk this side of Sean Avery.

Cooke doesn't deserve to be compared to Avery.

Avery's got a mouth, and somewhat willing to back it up. He doesn't go out on the ice with the intent to injure, just annoy.

Edited by CaliWingsNut

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His speech writer has been on vacation; but now, from the great man himself... from TSN:

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"I have the utmost respect and regard for Mario Lemieux, but we're not going to engage in a public debate on this," Bettman said before Thursday night's game between Detroit and Tampa Bay. "We are very comfortable with the way the league responded to Friday night's game."

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Don Cherry just ripped Mario a new one. Seriously, anyone who hates Pittsburgh and hypocrisy, check it out :D

Damn, the guy on youtube I go to see it doesn't upload anymore. I'm a sad panda.

EDIT: I guess CBC got rid of the Canada only thing. I can watch it on their webpage now.

Edited by dragonballgtz

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I saw Cherry while watching the Leafs game tonight, and he said the same things. All true statements. Lemieux should shut his whiny little mouth. He's got 2 of the biggest cheap shot artists in the league on his team, and he never says a word about them.

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Don't usually agree with Grapes, but he's cock on with this one

It's at the 4:25 mark those interested, but very well said by Don with video footage to back it up. Mario is a hypocrite.

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Noticed this today while responding to another thread and decided to bump this one.

Even worse than Mario bitching about rough play while having Cooke on his team, is the overall PIM stats of the Penguins.

The top 50 players in the NHL this season with the most PIM include 5 players from the Penguins (Cooke (108), Rupp (104), Engelland (100), Godard (88), & Letang (78)) .

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the leading team in PIM this season with 1149 (28 more than the NYI)

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