Mario preparing to hand off legacy?

Will this be Mario Lemieux's last season. We may not know until next September.

Updated: October 7, 2003, 4:54 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

When Mario Lemieux walks past his guest bedroom, knowing that the next savior of the Pittsburgh Penguins may be dozing inside, he must pause and remember his own naps in that strange house in Pittsburgh 19 years ago with the unfamiliar language and the future so huge and near at hand and marvel at the symmetry of it all.

The circle unbroken.

Or maybe he just thinks, "Gee, I hope Marc-Andre Fleury doesn't have any plans tonight so we can leave the kids with him and get some dinner."

"I've ...

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