peterleefan wrote:Draftnik wrote:Sid = Mike Jordan. The most talented player with the best work ethic and highest intensity. I'm sure he has trouble understanding why others don't care as much as he does or approach things with the same commitment to excellence.
I don't doubt that there is an element of truth to this.
I can't wait to see a healthy Sid now that Geno has emerged from Sid's shadow. I think we will see Sid playing at a higher level than he has in the past based on Geno looking so good while Sid was out. Sid is the ultimate competitor.
Some teammates are probably intimidated around that type of intensity.
The wingers that Lemieux helped put on the map (Warren Young - Robbie Brown) are well documented.....Will Sid ever make an obscure winger a household name? We always hear how he makes his teammates better - but he hasnt made anyone better ala Warren Young..........
What did he do with Colby and Hilbert his first season?
The NHL was joke when Lemieux entered the league. Nobody played defense. The tempo of the game was incredibly slow. Goalies sucked. There was no puck pressure. Scoring was infinitely easier back then.