Tag Archives: Mario Lemieux

  • This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1988 that Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux scored five goals in five different ways.  Lemieux recorded a goal at even-strength, shorthanded, on the power-play, on a penalty shot and into an empty-net. Lemieux became the first, and remains the only, player to accomplish this impressive feat.  Along with scoring […]

  • 11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    Do athletes make good team owners? Well, at the very least, pro athletes (successful ones, anyway) do gain a certain kind of experience that very few people have. They know what it feels like to win and, theoretically, what it takes to win. Moreover, you would think that, having played themselves, they could bridge any […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1993 when doctors announced that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Lemieux was forced to undergo radiation treatments that left his career and life in serious doubt. Despite his condition, Lemieux ended up missing only two months of action and returned to finish the […]

  • Greatest NHL Player: Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux (Infographic)

    Greatest NHL Player: Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux (Infographic)

    Who is currently the best player in the NHL?  Such a question would likely bring about a few different answers.  While most would opt for Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, others might deviate from the norm and say Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos, or maybe even Henrik Sedin.  It is not an easy choice, but what […]

  • Will The NHL Ever See 50 Goals in 50 Games Again?

    Will The NHL Ever See 50 Goals in 50 Games Again?

    Total Pro Sports – It has been over 17 years since we have last seen a player in the NHL score 50 goals in 50 games.  It is a feat that has only occurred 8 times throughout NHL history. Five players: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy, Maurice Richard and Brett Hull have been the […]

  • Tyler Kennedy and Kris Letang Give The Weather Report

    Tyler Kennedy and Kris Letang Give The Weather Report

    Total Pro Sports – Yesterday we gave you part one of “why sports athletes should not quit their day job” when we played Ron Artest‘s rap tribute for Michael Jackson.  For part two today, we have Tyler Kennedy and Kris Letang giving the weather report at the KDKA News Studio. The two Penguin players, with […]

  • Sidney Crosby Sleeps With The Stanley Cup

    Sidney Crosby Sleeps With The Stanley Cup

    After winning the most cherished trophy in sports “The Stanley Cup”, against the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby seemed to have accomplished all his childhood goals!  Or did he? Pictures leaked just days after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup.  Teammates photographed Sidney Crosby sleeping with the cup, also snuggling up with […]

  • Roenick’s Mess Up Highlights Odd Night At The NHL Awards In Vegas

    Roenick’s Mess Up Highlights Odd Night At The NHL Awards In Vegas

    Total Pro Sports – The NHL wanted to try something new for this year’s NHL awards ceremony.  It moved the show from The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto to Las Vegas, home of the…..well, no one actually.  A strange move, but not when you consider the NHL’s intent to keep things out of Canada […]

  • Mario Lemieux Sure Can Throw A Stanley Cup Party

    Mario Lemieux Sure Can Throw A Stanley Cup Party

    Having won two of his own during his playing years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mario Lemieux is no stranger to Stanley Cup victory parties.  Unfortunately some of the current Pens may be, so Mario decided to show them what its all about. At his unbelievable mansion in Siwickley, Pa, Lemieux threw a party for the […]

  • Top 10 Modern Day NHL Playoff Goals

    Top 10 Modern Day NHL Playoff Goals

    Total Pro Sports – With the 2009 NHL playoffs in the full effect it’s only fitting that we relive the Top 10 Modern Day NHL Playoff Goals. We have to say that Mario Lemieux’s goal against the Boston Bruins is our favorite. Lets take a look at some of the best of the best since […]

  • The NHL Is On Thin Ice

    The NHL Is On Thin Ice

    Total Pro Sports – Hockey has been a part of the sports world for 85 years with the establishment of the National Hockey League.  The sport has had its up and downs, but has survived has one of the 4 largest sports in North America.  Now the league is in financial trouble.  With the decline […]

  • Shaq Wants To Be The Face Of Nets Franchise

    Shaq Wants To Be The Face Of Nets Franchise

    Total Pro Sports-  It seems that more and more these days, athletes after they retire get involved in ownership of a sports franchise mainly in the sport in which they just retired from. Wayne Gretzky retired and bought into the Phoenix Coyotes, Michael Jordan retired and bought into first the Washington Wizards and now the […]

  • Jagr Will Take A Paycut To Join Lemieux

    Jagr Will Take A Paycut To Join Lemieux

    Total Pro Sports – Jaromir Jagr has no regrets leaving the NHL to go and play for Avangard Omsk in the Continental Hockey League which is also known as the KHL.  Jagr signed a 2 year contract with Avangard that will see him earn the most in the league at $7 million plus a season. […]

  • Marian Gaborik Feud And The NHL

    Marian Gaborik Feud And The NHL

    Total Pro Sports – There are so many hot topic issues in the NHL right now.  The Pittsburgh Penguins are in disarray.  Michael Therrien, coach of the Pens, has many problems his players. A Lot of the players are not happy because Therrien called them out in front of their peers saying their playing terrible.  […]