Mario Lemieux was playing golf when he heard the news that Wayne Gretzky had actually been traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles.(Hans Deryk/Canadian Press)Lemieux was also inquired about his response to the trade that had moved Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles ahead of the season. He had actually been golfing when he heard about the headline-making offer.
"I never ever thought that a gamer like Gretzky would be traded," said Lemieux, whose whole playing career would occur in Pittsburgh. "I think nobody is safe in our company and you have to be mindful that anyone can be traded now."
Gretzky broke the 200-point barrier four times in his profession, however not in the 1988-89 season, when Lemieux finished with that league-leading 199 points. The Great One amounted to 168 points that season.
And while creating this extremely successful season, Lemieux did not seem to be feeling the pressure of being a star player.
"I'm trying to put in individuals's minds that I can be one of the very best that ever played the video game," Lemieux informed Midday.
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Mario Lemieux talks about maturing in hockey-mad Montreal. 0:42
Lemieux likewise talked to Midday about his childhood in Montreal, a home town that was the best location for a budding hockey super star to mature.