January 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM #1
January 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM #2
Good post RR!
Luc IS the KINGS and always will be as far as I'm concerned. As a king's fan that started following the team in about 1992 when I was about 12-13 years old. He was one of my idols... I'll be there a week from tomorrow with my #20 jersey on. It will be a great night! A well deserved honor for my all time favorite player! It's tough to say goodbye to such a great player, but it's nice to know that he'll be a part of this organization for many years to come. Come on king's fans let's here it! LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 12th, 2007, 03:52 PM #3
Definitely a class act. I'll always be a fan.
January 12th, 2007, 03:56 PM #4
Luc will go down in history as one of my favorite, if not THE favorite LA King. Many of his goals were pure slop, but boy sometimes they were timed perfectly. I made a Luuuuuc!! Mii on my Nintendo and he's on my baseball team.
January 12th, 2007, 04:51 PM #5
I really hope they can somehow raise it for one evening. (How many players have you seen cry having their jersey raised?) It's a lot more dramatic than to just remove some black tarp covering an already hung jersey.
Anyway, Luc will always be the King of Kings. I don't think there's anyone, not even Anze, who can take that from him. Luc was the first to embrace the fans and think of himself as one of them. He's a guy anyone around the league could cheer for because of his goodwill and light-heartedness. Luc fits in with Wayne in the aspect that they were better human beings, and friendlier people than they ever were hockey players. That'll put Luc #1 in my book.
January 12th, 2007, 04:56 PM #6
I met him at Tip A King last year, and he actually took a couple of minutes to talk with me and my wife, even though his line was huge. I told him I lived in Saskatchewan, and we flew down to LA to the event and to get married. He was talking about how he had a cousin in Manitoba working in a mine or something. Anyways, I am flying down to LA for his retirement, courtesy of my family, and I will probably won't be the only one crying. Congrats Luc, we love ya.
January 12th, 2007, 05:27 PM #7
I remember a true "lucky" goal he scored, throwing the puck down the boards from the blue line. It bounced off the half wall as the goalie was going behind the net. The puck made a beeline straight for the net - GOAL!
Lots of great memories of Luc, and the few times I've met him he always had time to sign "just one more autograph" or to take "just one more picture". Class act all around!
January 12th, 2007, 05:28 PM #8
Ooooh, I have to do that!
Originally Posted by randygood0130
January 12th, 2007, 06:13 PM #9
When I think of Luc I remember his first season. That year was my first year working down at the ice level of the GW forum. During the pre-season I was talking with a lot of hockey officials and other fans in the know and all anybody could talk about was Jimmy Carson. So opening night comes around and I'm looking forward to seeing this new American pheonom and who scores the first goal? Some French-Canadian whose name I couldn't even pronounce. It seemed like every game after that, after a goal was scored, the anouncer would anounce Luc's name as the scorer or the assister. Robitaille, Robitaille, Robitaille. I learned to pronounce it after that. He has been my all-time favorite King ever since. And the best part? He came up through the organization.
January 12th, 2007, 06:24 PM #10
Luc is a class act and a helluva player. Miss seeing him on the ice.