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Abm0raz's Journal: Bye-Bye Mario *wipes a tear away* 4

Journal by Abm0raz

Bye-Bye French-Canadian Guy

Long, long time ago
I can still remember
For a dollar you could sit real high
I knew if we got our chance
We could make Lord Stanley dance
If maybe we could draft a big French guy
For 16 years we sat and shivered
In one draft pick it was delivered
Good news on the doorstep, the Stanley Cup just one step
I can't remember if I cried when I read about that big French guy
Something touched me deep inside
The day Lemieux retired

Chorus:
Bye Bye French-Canadian guy
Drive your beamer to the Igloo past the parking lot guy
And vendor boys will sell you their I.C. Light
But this will be the day the Pens die
This will be the day the Pens die

Do you hate a scoreless tie?
And do you have faith in Stan and Guy
When they're on the radio?
And do you believe in the breakout pass
Do his hattricks knock you on your ass
And can you teach me how to skate real fast
Well we know his back is pretty sore
And he's not a young guy anymore
When he kicks off the skates
He leaves us second rate
We were knockin on the basement floor
When we drafted him in '84
How in the world can we endure
The day Lemieux retired

Chorus
Bye Bye French-Canadian guy
Drive your beamer to the Igloo past the parking lot guy
And vendor boys will sell you their I.C. Light
But this will be the day the Pens die
This will be the day the Pens die

I met Grant Fuhr of the St. Louis Blues
And I asked him for some happy news
He said Mario has gone away
And I know if I had my chance
And I sounded like I came from France
Maybe they just might let me play
But coach saw me and he said: No, Not, Never
My boss said: Your pay I'll sever
I sit and watch the playoffs
KNOWING FLYERS ARE ALL JAG-OFFS!
And the 3 men I admire most:
Stan and Guy and Myron Cope
Skipped right by with my remote
The day Lemieux retired

Chorus
Bye Bye French-Canadian guy
Drive your beamer to the Igloo past the parking lot guy
And vendor boys will sell you their I.C. Light
But this will be the day the Pens die
This will be the day the Pens die

We'll miss ya, Mario.

-Ab

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Bye-Bye Mario *wipes a tear away*

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  • Ya Pittsburg bastahd :-P
  • Somewhere I have a recording of that from WDVE... I'll have to hunt it down.

    Always sad to see one of the best retire. Mario was an inspiration.

  • First Palffy, now Mario... who else is going to retire on the Pens soon? LeClair? Recchi?

    At least their guys down on the farm will be excited about all the new openings.

    An interesting question is how this impacts the Pens' salary cap figures. If a guy retires, do they get any sort of relief to go out and get someone else?
    • From what I understand, they get 1/4 of their salary for the year they retire and that's it, but don't quote me on that. It's just what I heard through the grapevine. So it should free up a lot of cash.

      Recchi will be the next to retire. He resigned with the Pens just so he could retire a Penguin. My guess is that it will be at the end of the year.

      Now if only we could play the Crapitals every night ...

      -Ab

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