It's 66 degree in the city of Pittsburgh today, and tonight they'll play game #66 of the regular season.
Push that all aside though, as we talk here (and continue to update this post) about the statue of #66 Mario Lemieux. Teenage phenom, superstar center, Stanley Cup champion, MVP, scoring champion, cancer survivor, tireless fundraiser, franchise savior, arena builder, part-owner. You name it, Lemieux's done it for the Penguins, and if anyone has ever merited being bronzed by a professional sports team, it's hard to imagine any one person doing more or accomplishing more for a single organization than Mario Lemieux has for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Go Mario. Go Pens.
"Mario Lemieux is a unique figure in the history of Pittsburgh -- a Hall of Fame athlete who went on to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins and become the first player-owner of the modern era, and also a community-minded citizen who continues to raise millions of dollars for cancer research and neo-natal research," said Morehouse. "This statue will be an everlasting tribute to his legacy."