Latest Pens Buzz: Lemieux Statue unveiled; Bylsma ponders linemates for Crosby; Hart Trophy consideration unlikely for Fleury

 

Lemieux Statue Unveiled (Via Pittsburgh Penguins) In front of a large crowd that included former teammates and friends of Mario Lemieux’s, the Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled a statue this afternoon for Lemieux, the team’s owner and greatest athlete in Pittsburgh history who dominated a sport like no other athlete did in all of Pittsburgh sports. (via Chuck Greenberg) The statue depicts Lemieux from the 1980’s on a goal he scored against the New York Islanders on December 20, 1988. On the play, Lemieux split through defensemen Jeff Norton and Rich Pilon (both are apart of the statue) before beating goaltender Islanders goaltender Kelly Hrudey for a breakaway goal. BYLSMA PONDERS CROSBY’S LINESMATES Could head coach Dan Bylsma be breaking up the Penguins top line of Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin and James Neal as early as the weekend?