Congratulations! LUC ROBITAILLE - #20
<i>by Michael Zampelli</i>
<img src="/images/lucsmall.jpg" align=right border=0>The first thing that comes to mind when I think back on Luc Robitaille is his effectiveness as a pure goal scorer. If there ever was a player that epitimized the word "sniper" it was Luc, who could fire quickly and with deadly accuracy.
From the fan perspective, I think of the number of TIMELY goals scored by Robitaille that sent me home from the GW Forum hoarse from cheering. It seemed like whenever the Kings needed that late goal to tie up a game, it was always 'Lucky' who brought the crowd to it's feet with the clutch goals that were scored when all the chips were on the table.
He was also a pleasure to meet in person and was always very kind to the fans, especially the kids. I've even heard stories of him showing up in Hermosa Beach to play roller hockey with the locals in the summer. The times that I met him at charity events or whatever, he was always interested in what I was having autographed and the things I had to say.
Have you ever seen the guy without a smile on his face?
Anyways, I just would like to congratulate Luc on his outstanding career and getting his jersey raised to the rafters. I'm also glad to hear that he is still part of the organization and will still be around the team and the fans.
If anyone else wants to chime in, your thoughts are welcome. Who knows, maybe he'll read it. ;)