Oilers' Seattle flirtations all about leverage
September, 25, 2012
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Nick Laham/Getty ImagesRyan Nugent-Hopkins won't be wearing a new city's name on his sweater anytime soon.In 2008, Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins were celebrating the groundbreaking of the Penguins' new arena. On this day, he came clean about how empty his threats to move the Penguins to Kansas City and Las Vegas truly were.
"We had to do a few things to put pressure on the city and the state, but our goal was to remain here in Pittsburgh all the way," Lemieux told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.