penny lane wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:If I remember correctly, didn't Padraic leave after the Jagr trade? He was upset with the Jagr/Caps bashing and switched allegiances to the Caps and was never spotted around here afterwards.
what I remember or don't is Padriac had a huge issue with
Mario returning to play as a player while owning the penguins.
In retrospect, sounds like he had some valid concerns.
Has anyone ever put together the numbers? After Mario bought the team and returned to the ice, how much salary did he tie up while appearing in how many games and contributing how many points?
Sounds like those would be some interesting stats.
I'll say it again, I have nothing but admiration and respect for Marios first Career. I'll be forever grateful to him for taking control of the Pens and bringing them out of bankruptcy. But his double dipping and medling in personal decisions over the past few seasons served to hurt the Pens.
It sounds like he's strictly an owner now and has handed off all hockey matters to Sawyer. That's a perfect role for him at this stage of his life.