Since there was a post about this on Gretzky I want to make one of this for Lemieux. What most impressed you about Mario? To me it was a lot of things but the ones that come to my mind are the fact that whenver he was on a breakaway you just knew he was going to score. There was always that deer in the headlights look form the goalie. Almost as if they curled up into a ball and just hoped that the puck would bounce off Mario's stick. Of course it never did. I liked the fact that when he was on a breakaway he just froze the goalie in his tracks. He could do anything he had so many weapons on a breakaway. My favourite was how he always roofed it in the top right hand corner, it'd always hit the top of the net and in. He did it so effortlessly. Also what impressed me about him was the fact he won a scoring title after being diagnosed with cancer. He comes back after being down 20 points to Lafontaine and ends up with 160 points in 60 games! Also his many tricks he had in his bag. The amazing plays he made for example '02 Gold Medal game when he "let" the puck go to Kariya, his split of the defense goal in the '91 Cup finals. His goal from in between the legs against Vancouver in '95. Many more just an amazing physical talent!