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Lemieux tells Penguins not to have ceremony

Updated: September 13, 2006, 1:48 PM ET
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We will see Steve Yzerman's jersey raised to the rafters in a special Red Wings ceremony in January. But what about the Penguins and Mario Lemieux?

Super Mario said no thanks.

According to local reports out of Pittsburgh, Lemieux requested that the Penguins not give him an elaborate ceremony for his second retirement from the NHL. Instead, the team will simply unveil a No. 66 banner hanging from the Mellon Arena roof on opening night.

"We're not going to do an official ...

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