Lemieux, Mats Sundin and Wayne Gretzky are standing before
God at the throne of Heaven.
God looks at
them and says, "Before granting you a place at my side,
I must first ask you what you believe in."
first he asks, "What do you believe?"
Mario looks God
in the eye and states passionately, "I believe Hockey
to be the food of life. Nothing else brings such unbridled
joy to so many people from Moscow to the bright lights of
New York. I have devoted my life to bringing such joy to
people who watch us and support their team."
God looks up
and offers Mario the seat to his left.
He then turns
to Mats Sundin, "And you, Mats, what do you believe?"
Mats stands tall
and proud, "I believe courage, honour and passion are
the fundamentals to life and I've spent my whole playing
career providing a living embodiment of these traits."
God, moved by
the passion of the speech offers Mats the seat to his right.
Finally, he turns to Wayne Gretzky, "And you, Wayne,
what do you believe?"
says Gretzky, "You're sitting in my seat!"