Aug 152008
 

The best way to get a free meal is to just visit potential new homes for the Penguins. Just ask Mario Lemieux. In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Lemieux revealed that it was never a possibility in his mind that the Penguins would leave Pittsburgh. In order to pressure the city into funding and building a new arena, Lemieux made trips to Las Vegas and Kansas City out of formality, but really came back with nothing but a full stomach. Lemieux and Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle called the city’s bluff and reached a new deal for a new arena in March of 2007.