NHLers are human too, let's honor them for their battle off the ice part 2.
  • Dominic Moore:Lost his wife to a rare form of cancer.
  • Steve Downie:his father died in a crash while driving him to hockey practice when he was 9
  • Bobby Ryan:moved cross country in secrecy after his father was arrested for beating his mother
  • Mario Lemieux:beat Hodgkin's disease
  • Saku Koivu:beat non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Josh Harding:battles multiple sclerosis
  • Theoren Fleury:battles crohn's disease
  • Bobby Clarke, Toby Peterson, Nick Boynton:battle diabetes
  • Jean-Sébastien Giguère:suffers from a rare gastric condition
  • Milan Lucic:battles Scheuermann's disease
  • Anders Lindback:battles Still's disease
  • Jason Blake:battles leukemia.
My Solution To The Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Owner:Mario Lemieux
  • GM:Mario Lemieux
  • Coach:Mario Lemieux
  • Captain:Mario Lemieux
  • Assistant Captain:Mario Lemieux
  • Offense:Mario Lemieux
  • Defense:Mario Lemieux
  • Goaltender:Mario Lemieux
  • Backup Goaltender:Mario Lemieux
  • Farm League:Mario Lemieux
  • Future Draft Picks:Mario Lemieux
Fun Fact #37

There are 2 NHL records that can never be broken

  • Terry Sawchuk’s record of 172 ties for a goaltender- ties are no longer recorded
  • Mario Lemieux scoring goals 5 different ways in a single game (even strength, shorthanded, power play, penalty shot, empty net)- this record can only be tied

December 23, 2002: Mario Lemieux scores off a faceoff. It ended up being the game winning goal, with the Penguins winning 3-2.”Radio personality Mark Madden had a running bet with Lemieux about whether he could score in this fashion with Madden announcing he’d give $6,600 to the Mario Lemieux Foundation if he could. This is why as soon as 66 scores, he raises his arms and looks up to the press box, where Madden was sitting to let him know he didn’t forget the bet. Madden recently said that it was definitely worth the money to be saluted instantly by Lemieux.” (x, x)