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Mario Lemieux Fantasy Camp 2022

It's one of the greatest weeks of the year and it's all for a good cause. For the first time, we get an inside look at the Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp!
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Sidney Crosby fittingly scores 500th goal against rival Flyers, congratulated by Penguins legend Mario Lemieux

It just makes sense that Sidney Crosby hit a huge NHL milestone against his longtime rival. The Penguins star scored his 500th career goal against the Flyers on Tuesday night, becoming the 46th player in league history to reach that total. He joined Alex Ovechkin (759) and Patrick Marleau (566) as the only active players with at least 500 goals. Marleau, who is currently a free agent, was the last player to surpass the 500-goal mark (February 2017).
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On February 14 in NYR History: Getting even with Mario Lemieux

What happened on February 14 in the history of the New York Rangers. There was never any love lost between the New York Rangers and Mario Lemieux. Whether it was envy or rivalry, Lemieux delighted in tormenting the Blueshirts. He scored an incredible 61 goals and 132 points against New York in 70 games. Simply amazing and that was just in the regular season.
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Pittsburgh Superstars: Mario Lemieux

BEIJING, CHINA — As the Olympics get underway, we are shining a light on past Winter Olympics winners with ties to Pittsburgh. First up is the one and only – Mario Lemieux. Lemieux made his Olympic debut in 2002 in Salt Lake City. He was the captain of...
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Mario Lemieux Just Made $350 Million Due To A Penguins Pay Issue In 1998

Lemieux, who initially retired in 1997 before making his eventual return as a player-owner in 2000, was still owed deferred payments from the NHL franchise. "Penguins ownership saw their business collapse throughout the 1990s," Pompliano tweeted. "Revenue crashed while expenses tripled, and with $100M in debt, the team was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1998. Their largest creditor? Mario Lemieux, who was owed over $26 million in deferred salary."
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The Mario Lemieux comeback is 21 years old

The Mario Lemieux comeback is old enough to buy a beer. You know, if an inanimate event could purchase alcohol. It was a magical night in Pittsburgh 21 years ago tonight where No. 66 came down from the rafters and Lemieux rejoined the NHL playing ranks after more than three years of retirement.
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This Week in Pittsburgh History: Mario Lemieux Returns to the Ice After His First Retirement

At the end of the 1997 season, Mario Lemieux retired from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Months later, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, becoming the ninth player in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived. Having cemented his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest players, Lemieux couldn’t sit still. Two years after leaving the team as a player, he returned as the majority owner of the financially struggling team.
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Los Angeles Lakers Star LeBron James Wears Mario Lemieux Jersey Before Game

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — LeBron James had Penguins fans talking on Wednesday. The Lakers star was spotted wearing a Mario Lemieux jersey before his team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Los Angeles’ verified Twitter account shared an image of James leaving the team hotel wearing the jersey. “LeMagnifique,”...
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Chambers: Avalanche offensive surge is as special as Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins

The NHL’s highest-scoring team matched a feat not accomplished since its inaugural season 26 years ago. The Avalanche became the first team since the Mario Lemieux-led Pittsburgh Penguins in 1995-96 to score seven goals in five games before its 25th contest. Lemieux and company did it in just 12 games. The Avs needed 23, although they also reached six goals twice.
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Why Did Mario Lemieux Sell The Pittsburgh Penguins To Fenway Sports?

The Boston Red Sox have bought the Pittsburgh Penguins. That sounds like a joke, but it’s kind of true. The group that owns the baseball team from Boston (along with their stadium and the English soccer team Liverpool FC) is now the person signing Sidney Crosby’s checks. Mario Lemieux is staying on as part owner, as well as his partner Ron Burkle.
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A Statement from Mario Lemieux

Ron Burkle and I have reached agreement with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to sell a controlling interest in the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. This is an exciting day for the future of our franchise. We want Penguins fans to know that we would only enter a partnership of this magnitude...
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