NHL Governor: ‘If Mario [Lemieux] Would Like to Change the Game, Maybe He Should Show Up at the Meetings’


Mario Lemieux is unhappy with the NHL's handling of discipline in the wake of the Islanders-Penguins mess that took place on Friday night. As a result, a number of folks are upset with him.

Given that his team leads the league in penalty minutes and fighting majors, Lemieux's claim that the league needs to better protect "the integrity of the game and the safety of our players" has drawn a fair amount of criticism.

"If Mario would like to change the game, maybe he should show up at the meetings," an unnamed NHL governor told Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Lemieux is no stranger to criticizing the NHL, calling out the officials back in the 1991-92 season for what he considered double standards in the ways penalties were called, going to far as to call the NHL "a garage league." 

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