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Penguins Unveil Mario Lemieux Statue

The Penguins unveiled their new Mario Lemieux statue Wednesday afternoon, and here's the result. Y8kax_medium

Via Emptynetters.

The statue is of Lemieux scoring against the New York Islanders in 1988. It might not be the prettiest possible image, but it depicts Lemieux's greatness as a player, splitting through two defensemen. The statue is about 10' by 13', and it weighs about 4,700 pounds.

As I type this Wednesday afternoon, Lemieux is speaking to the crowd that has assembled for the unveiling.

For more on the Penguins, check out PensBurgh.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.