Dear Mr. Lemieux, how much will you pay me to clean your golf balls, shine your shoes, polish your wine bottles, and have those Godfather movies ready when you want to watch them? Readers, to let you in on the joke, in an interview around the time that Lemieux’s statue was unveiled, March 7, 2012, he stated that his passions are golfing and fine wines, and that his favorite movie is The Godfather.
In continuing, last year
presented himself as fearful and cautious regarding his concussion, and it
lasted so damn long that people began to wonder if he would ever return at all.
In fact, he sought out his own medical advice to be sure that the Penguins’
doctors weren’t just acting on behalf of the team. It was not a good situation
and I stated in an article that Crosby should just get some more endorsements,
retire as an NHL player, and do hockey schools or coaching (if he wanted to
still be on the ice). Well, Crosby has decided that he
will need a lot more money than he really needs and that he wants to risk
further brain injury in the quest for one or more additional Stanley Cup rings.
If I was younger and foolish I would probably do the same thing. Despite Crosby not being one of my favorite players in the game, I hope that he
is able to escape further brain injury and that he can out-play all of the
Russian stars in the league!