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.
Projected TB Lines Downie-Stamkos-St. Louis Gagne-Lecavalier-Purcell Harju-Moore-Bergenheim Hall-Tyrell
Hedman-Ohlund Jones-Kubina Clark-Bergeron
Jimmy Howard Record: 28-10-3, 2.82 GAA, .906 SV%, 2 SO
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Dwayne Roloson Record: 15-18-2, 2.64 GAA, .914V%, 4 SO
RED WINGS Valtteri Filppula (MCL sprain) out, Chris Osgood (groin) out, Mike Modano (severed tendon) out ---- LIGHTNING Matt Smaby (illness) questionable, Ryan Malone (torn abdominal muscle) out, Mike Lundin (abdominal) out