It is a cold day in Pittsburgh but tonight history can be made. It could be the greatest night in Penguins history. It all rests on the shoulders of a legend that is just 2 goals away from a record he couldn't imagine breaking a few years ago. With only the great one in his way Mario Lemieux can become the greatest goal scorer in NHL history. With 893 goals he needs to find the back of the net just twice. I think the stage is set and Mario Lemieux will steal the show tonight. Just imagine.
His career would have to be cut short. His perseverance and will to win every battle is something all men can aspire to. His career numbers speak loudly, but just imagine if his career was not silenced by life's tragic gifts. One of the most electrifing goal scorers in NHL history, Mario will always be a legend in Canada.
Many fans have Lemieux as the greatest player in NHL history. This debate can be very heated. Do you think there would even be a debate if he didn't miss one game due to health reasons? I will always have Mario Lemieux as one of the greatest of all time. Can you imagine the numbers and Stanley Cups he could have achieved. It's hard to imagine the world of hockey without this man, and even harder to see any great player go down to injuries. Like all people walking this earth, sports legends are human. This was no more evident than when Mario announced to the world he had cancer.
Just imagine for a moment, Mario Lemieux stands in front of a ruckus crowd in Pittsburgh. They all cheer for the man that lead the Penguins to numerous Stanley Cups. They are about to raise his number to the rafters. The building gets louder. Not only do they cheer because he is a legend but because he didn't miss one game in his entire 18 year career. Mario Lemieux hockey is over in Pittsburgh.
However missing so many games in his career helped this legend just crack the top 10 list of career goals. With only a couple of hundred goals behind the great one, Mario Lemieux could easily have topped this list. In a world of imagination Mario Lemieux could have been the greatest of all time, without any questions. If he only played more games in more years, this could have been hockey reality. Mario lemieux Stanley Cup career could have been the greatest of all time.