Comments on: Mario Lemieux To The Avalanche?
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:46:50 +0000hourly1By: Kraftster
Thu, 03 Apr 2003 12:31:00 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=5358#comment-35929Glad to see you’ve got nothing to say to that one…haha
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 18:59:59 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=5358#comment-35928In the interests of the other 28 teams in the league, the only way the front office approves any trade involving Mario is if he completely divests himself of the team. As an owner, even minority owner, he has the clout to orchestrate a trade to a team like Colorado, which may be lopsided for the team he gets traded to. Placing it in trust wouldn’t cut it. The NBA did it right when they made Jordan sell his interest in the Wizards before he signed a player contract with them. There is no appearance of conflict or any hint of impropriety.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:04:08 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=5358#comment-35927Ok you acting as if I am saying he’s exempt from every point I made about every leading scorer having at least someone else that is a top line player. Mario has played in 65 games this year. That’s a lot less then some of the other league leaders. The Penguins have totally changed systems. They can no longer be free flowing whatsoever. Kovy had something like 28 goals before getting traded I think. Mario did NOT assist on all of those goals. He has 28 goals on the year, yes, that’s still up there for the league this year. I really have a problem with your use of “made him better”, like I said before that’s something you’d say if you put like Riku Huhl on a line with Forsberg and Hejduk and he produced. They made him better. Kovy helped Mario’s stats, of course. I’d like to see any mentioned player put up the numbers they have been on a team that has to play defensively with all 4 lines, and do so having really no one to work with. You are right, Mario has fallen out of the 1 spot in scoring. He just lost the second best player on the team, lost a superstar, and his linemate at the time. The team is in awful shape, as you can see losing 17 of 20. By God PLEASE don’t compare Mario right now to Gretz at the end of his career (80G, 335A) last 4 seasons of his career and that was a joke. How about Forsberg, with those 27 Goals and 69 Assists, safe to say he “helps more than scores..” which I don’t understand at all. Since when are assists worth nothing? I wonder what is on ok ratio of goals to assists. I was not arguing that he was a “scorer”. The bottom line is he is NOT exempt from needing another player on the team at this point in his career. Earlier in his career, maybe he could have done it with no one and continued to lead the league. You cannot lay blame for the struggling team on him. No one in the league could carry the team that is playing right now. The only comparable guy up there in scoring might be Ziggy Palffy and the Kings will be watching the playoffs from home. How you think Federov is a better player than Lemieux I’m very interested to hear. I think I’d list Thornton ahead of Sakic, but I think I’d list every center under Mario still….