I don't know how many of you ever saw Lafleur play. Those who did know that he was arguably the best player of his era not just of the Canadiens but probably in the world.
Just on that basis we should give him our utmost respect by not talking about such tawdry stuff that we know absolutely nothing about and has nothing to do with hockey.
Being great in one aspect of your life, doesn't give you a free pass to do whatever you want.
Patrick Roy who is probably the greatest goalie of his generation is still a ****** for tearing down his wife's door and getting charged or whatever.
Should he get a free pass too?
When you accept a big paycheck for being a public figure, you accept a level of judgement / intrusion into your private life.
You know guys, I wonder how many of you Lafleur bashers are parents.
He's not responsible, directly, for his adult son's behaviors. But let me tell you - it hurts like hell when stuff like that happens.
I am the parent of a teenage daughter and that's why it's always bothered me, what if it was your daughter that Mark was dating?
I also believe in taking responsibility for your actions. My job as a parent is to raise my child with the proper education guidance and morals.
Yes I expect her to make mistakes an errors in judgements when she's an adult but at the end of the day, it is my job to teach hwr the right way. I don't believe in passing the buck.
I am who I am because of the way I was raised. That being said, I feel sorry for Mark because it's never easy growing up the child of somebody famous. Heck it's hard enough just growing up normal trying to fulfill your parents hopes and dreams.