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RIP Guy Lafleur


RIP Guy Lafleur

as a Montrealer, we are bleeding Bleu Blanc Rouge. And our hearths are broken today....

Yesterday. Its been the second time of my life I did cry for a sport related event...

The first one was when I attended the Montreal Expos last home game in 2004....

Yesterday... one of the last breed of athletes past away yesterday.

Guy Lafleur transcended a generation here in Montreal the 70's and 80's, leading the way to a ton of little no 10 playing hockey on any local ice rink....

There is no chance we will witness that type of kindness, generosity and accessibility in a pro athlete...

Probably every single one of us in the province of Quebec have a Guy Lafleur autograph... Some of us may even have 3 or 4 of them...

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Re: RIP Guy Lafleur

Tough week for hockey fan's , we also lost Mike Bossy who retired at the age of 30 with 572 goals . They both could be a lot higher on the all time list as Guy had a semi retirement missing 3 seasons.

Re: Re: RIP Guy Lafleur

As a Boston Bruins fan both of those guys broke my heart in the 70's and early 80's. They were 2 of the best I ever rooted against.

Re: RIP Guy Lafleur

Respected Lafleur and the Canadiens very much, but my favourite of that era was Gilbert Perreault and his French Connection line with the Sabres. Lafleur and the Canadiens were SO good, though. Brings back great memories of collecting hockey cards.

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Saw him and the Canadiens beat my Kings a few times. I used to go to the Fabulous Forum a lot in the late 70's - early 80's and would make it a point to sit at the end of the arena where the Kings attacked twice that game. The Triple Crown Line of the Kings was one of the best in the League at that time and Lefleur would shut them down.

- The Sheik