Much of the hockey world is talking about this rediscovered photo:
Standing directly behind Lafleur is a 15 year old kid who absolutely worships "The Flower." But it's not just any other kid. It is Mario Lemieux.
It is a classic shot of hero worship, but it is more than that. This is two superstars, one at an NHL milestone, the other having just finished his midget-class season, bound to become a major-junior sensation and, in time, another of the greatest players the game had ever seen," writes Dave Stubbs, the Montreal Gazette writer who rediscovered the photo.
Stubbs tells how he rediscovered the photo and shares more about this juncture in history in this article here.