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THE HISTORY: ALLTIME GREATEST PENGUINS
David Sabino
June 18, 2009
FROM PRONOVOST TO SUPER MARIO TO SID THE KID, PRESENTING THE PRIDE OF PITTSBURGH
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June 18, 2009

The History: Alltime Greatest Penguins

FROM PRONOVOST TO SUPER MARIO TO SID THE KID, PRESENTING THE PRIDE OF PITTSBURGH

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CAREER YEARS AND STATISTICS ARE ONLY WITH THE PENGUINS

MARIO LEMIEUX
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CAREER: 1984-97, 2000-06
915 games, 690 goals, 1,033 assists, 1,723 points, 834 penalty minutes

A six-time NHL scoring leader, three-time MVP, Rookie of the Year and two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, number 66 made miraculous comebacks from Hodgkin's disease and multiple back injuries and, as an encore, bought the team and saved it from bankruptcy in September 1999.

TOM BARRASSO
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CAREER: 1988-2000
226 wins, .584 winning percentage, 3.27 goals-against average, .895 save percentage

Barrasso earned more wins for the Pens than the second and third goaltenders on the team's alltime list combined and is the franchise leader with 22 career shutouts. He backstopped runs to the Stanley Cup in 1991 and '92 and overall was 56-42 in postseason games.

PAUL COFFEY
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CAREER: 1987-92
331 games, 108 goals, 332 assists, 440 points, 573 penalty minutes

Coffey is Pittsburgh's alltime top scoring blueliner, even though he spent just five of his 21 seasons as a Penguin. A key contributor to the 1991 Stanley Cup, the Hall of Famer set Penguins single-season and career records for goals, assists and points by a defenseman.

RON FRANCIS
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CAREER: 1991-98
533 games, 164 goals, 449 assists, 613 points

One of the most popular Penguins, Francis was perhaps the best second-line center in the NHL in the 1990s and an integral part of two title teams. His leadership and hustle earned him the team captaincy during Mario Lemieux's absences.

DAVE BURROWS
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CAREER: 1971-78, '80-81
573 games, 132 points, 301 penalty minutes

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