The Pittsburgh Penguins took a victory lap to remember on Wednesday.
The math was easy for Lemieux.
Crosby has played in 782 career games, 382 goals, 645 assists, and 1,027 points, on top of that his playoff numbers throughout his career, have been some of the best numbers any Pittsburgh Penguin player has posted and any player in the National Hockey League has posted throughout their career in the playoffs. The parade will run along Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies as it did past year. On Monday, an adorable young Pittsburgh Penguins fan managed to get Sidney Crosby to autograph his t-shirt, and he just could not contain his emotions when he got interviewed by WTAE-TV Pittsburgh. "The energy we had yesterday was one thing, but I think what we had here with our own penguins was very special", penguin keeper Chris Gaus said.
Only time will tell how the Islanders season will shape up. The Kings won it all in 2012 and 2014, and are now in the process of starting over.
"It was unbelievable to meet so many Penguin players", Julien Hubbard said. Calls such as this - an early whistle to negate a Nashville goal - may be more significant in a playoff game, but they happen all the time. Evgeni Malkin led the team with 77 penalty minutes. They're not the only ones.
Forwards Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel make their way through the parade route, surrounded by onlooking fans. None of them had a cap hit of more than $675,000. He, Phil Kessel and Letang are all under contract through 2022. "And what a solution we got!" she said. If New York Islander fans want to take a positive out of this, it would be looking at the season after the Pen's second cup.
There will be turnover.
Some might say that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's handing off of the Stanley Cup to Matt Murray was a symbolic passing of the torch. The team has to re-sign restricted free agents Conor Sheary and Justin Schultz, as well as find a couple of depth centres, but they should still have plenty of money left to sign a second-pairing defenceman such as Kevin Shattenkirk or Karl Alzner.
Rutherford and Sullivan will get to work trying to fit the pieces together again. If you don't, I wonder why you watch sport at all. "I also understand how hard it is".