Tribute to Guy Lafleur at TLMEP: a loved and respected “prince”
Since the announcement of Guy Lafleur's death, tributes to the hockey legend who died Friday at the age of 70 have been raining down in Quebec and Everyone is talking about it< /em> is no exception. Guests on the show on Sunday, Michel Bergeron and Ron Fournier insisted on how much “the Blond Demon” was loved and respected by all.
The first time he asked him to participate in Everyone talks about it, Guy Lafleur hung up on him, said Guy A. Lepage at the opening of issue.
After being insisted on his participation, the hockey player ended up accepting the invitation a few months later. He eventually returned to the show several times afterward. A compilation of the best moments as a guest on the talk-show was broadcast on ICI tele before Everyone talks about it.
Michel Bergeron and Ron Fournier at “Everyone talks about it” to pay tribute to Guy Lafleur.
To be around Lafleur, a “privilege”
Michel Bergeron, who coached Guy Lafleur, and Ron Fournier, who refereed him, were present on the set on Sunday to pay tribute to him. They described him as a man esteemed by all. “Being close to Guy Lafleur was a privilege,” said Michel Bergeron.
Although the charismatic hockey player was never a captain or an assistant captain, Lafleur respected authority and did not speak against his team because he “respected authority” and those teammates who had those roles, said Ms. Bergeron. According to Ron Fournier, Guy Lafleur “never sent anyone packing” and Guy A. Lepage is the exception that proves the rule.
Avec l’accord de la famille, Guy Lafleur aura des funérailles nationales. Elles auront lieu le mardi 3 mai, 11h, à la cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde. Le #10 reposera en chapelle ardente au Centre Bell le dimanche 1er mai, de 12h à 20h, et le lundi 2 mai, de 10h30 à 15h.
— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 24, 2022
A native of Thurso in Outaouais, Guy Lafleur was forward for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques
During his career in the National Hockey League (NHL), he scored 560 goals and had 793 career assist in 1,126 regular season games.
To this day, he still sits at the top of the all-time leading scorers in Montreal Canadiens history with 1,246 points scored in uniform Blue-white-red.