The best snap shot in the game. Period.
The best snap shot in the game. Period.
I started watching the Kings back in 91-92 on KTLA when I moved to LA from Idaho, and then got Prime Ticket the next year and watched the Stanley Cup run. That was the season when I learned how important deflected shots were and no one did it better that Lucky Luc.
I miss seeing Luc out there to..
Hubby misses him more then I do.
ive become friends with luc over the last year and he is everything that has been said here and more....you could never tell he's a hall of famer by the way he treats all people, not just his friends but everybody...ill be there saturday, screaming luuuuuuuuuuc with the rest of you...we need more lucs
Damn....I wasn't expecting this.....I didn't realize how much I missed watching the guy play either! Good post RR, I miss watching Robitaille, Sandstrom and Gretzky playing together, man those three were awesome together! I'll be there Saturday, screaming LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCC!! and probably shedding a tear!
Luc wasn't just my favorite hockey player growing up, he was and will be my favorite athlete of all time. I loved watching him play the game and score memorable goals for the Kings. On the ice he always proved his worth and never let me down.
But it was off the ice that he made his biggest impression on me. I remember going to a game against the Flames in '92, the year he set an all time record for LW's. Before the game I was sitting in the car waiting for the Forum to open up and out of the corner of my eye Luc and Jari Kurri got out of Kurri's SUV. I jumped out of the car and raced over to them. Luc was carrying his son on his shoulders and I was a lil embarresed, but asked if he would sign my jersey. He took his son down and was happy to oblige. I said sorry or something like that, but he just smiled and said it wasn't a problem. I shook their hands and that moment will always stay with me. Not because I just met my idol, but because he was so cool and professional about it. He could have signed my jersey and been done with it, but he talked to me for a few moments and told me to enjoy the game. How could I not enjoy my day after that. I will always remember his prowess on the ice, and his class off of it. Thank you for the memories Luc, you will not be forgotten.
Luc is friggen AWESOME. My favorite player ever!
Remember how much class and love our rivals the Sharks showed him in SJ? That's when you know a guy is truly special.
My favorite King ever, even ahead of Wayne. Whether it be '93 in the finals or 2001 against Detroit, no one ever seemed as excited to score goals than Luc. He loved being a King, just wish he could've got a cup here.
I dislike those SJ fans with their "Beat L.A." chant. I always think we should go up there and throw in an "off" and screw up the chant. It's kinda like penis envy, don't you think?
But they showed some REAL class to Lucky then.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - B. Franklin.
While Luc is gone as a player his legacy will never fade. His impact on the sport and the team will always be remembered. As many of you have also noted, he is a truly classy and genuinely good person. The SJ people did a very classy thing, something not expected from anyone... Just the sort of thing Luc would do for someone else.
I have been a Kings fan since the mis 80's, so i was able to see Luc come up with the Kings. I remember reading how he was taken so late in the draft because he wasn't a great skater. How he was even taken much much later than Tom Glavine (Kings drafted him with their first pick). One of the best memories is the playoff series against Detroit in '01. Another was a tripple minor he took against the Canucks in 92-93.
He was already going to be called for hooking or some such non-sense on a delayed penalty, then the whistle blew when he cross-checked a guy and took the puck. Then, to top it all off, on his way up ice to the penalty box he socked it to the canucks enforcer for the third penalty. Oh the comedy of it all, I will always remember that.
Thanks for all the memories, and all the great things you have done to help others.