Believe it or not, many people have an issue with Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing number 66, but it sounds like former Penguins great Mario Lemieux isn’t one of them. On Thursday, Lemieux made it clear that Ho-Sang using his number wasn’t an issue. “I’m fine with it,” Lemieux said via a spokesperson, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s just a number. Number 4 and number 9 were worn by great players (Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, respectively), and they are not retired forever. Players can choose whatever number they want.” Unlike the number 99, the NHL hasn’t retired 66, which means any player can still use it. Some see it as a sign of disrespect, but Ho-Sang has made it clear that that’s
The Tony Romo clock is running out. With offseason workouts set to begin in only a few weeks – and the Dallas Cowboys unlikely to risk having their ousted former starter show up and expose himself to injury – the moment to make a decision on Romo has arrived for Dallas. If the Cowboys are going to trade him, next week’s league spring meetings mark the last best chance for Dallas to pry something loose from another NFL team in exchange for the 14-year veteran.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby slashed Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot on the hands during their game on Thursday night. It was a play that happens hourly on any busy NHL game night: Lumber across the hands, in an attempt to separate player from puck or player from stick or just to mess