Pat LaFontaine Hall of Fame Induction: Updates/articles/everyone's favorite memories?
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10-31-2003, 10:50 PM
Join Date: Apr 2002
My favorite memories of Patty are pretty simple - that being sitting in section 326 nightly and watching him go 40 miles per hour while everyone else was going 20 mph. He blew by the opposing D and his own teammates couldn't even catch up as he was always a step ahead. Sadly, he was basically a one man team during most of his time on LI thanks to ownership neglect.
I had the same reaction as Girard when I heard the Isles were getting him. Couldn't believe it. Thought the Isles would win 4 more cups or at least be in the finals every year. His highlight reel goals, grit, speed, determination and willingness to go and get hammered but most of all his CLASS will never be forgotten by this fan.
This link tells a lot about him and how the NHL used to be -
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