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Mario Lemieux: Career retrospective

Yardbarker Logo By Chris Mueller, Yardbarker of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 31: Like so many all-time greats across sports, the stories of Lemieux's obsession with hockey start early. Also, like many hockey players, Lemieux's parents constructed an outdoor rink for he and his older brothers to use for practice. Lemieux took up the game around age three, and according to one (possibly apocryphal) story, his family even packed snow onto their living room rug so that the children could practice indoors after sunset.

Practice, practice, practice

Like so many all-time greats across sports, the stories of Lemieux's obsession with hockey start early. Also, like many hockey players, Lemieux's parents constructed an outdoor rink for he and his older brothers to use for practice. Lemieux took up the game around age three, and according to one (possibly apocryphal) story, his family even packed snow onto their living room rug so that the children could practice indoors after sunset.
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