im floored by this... absolutely shocked...its already been said but the in game experience will never be the same, his distinct voice and enthusiasm for the Kings is not easily replaced. I remember last season when he was out sick and someone else was calling the game, i was watching at home and even on TV it didn't feel right.
As an Angels fan I am VERY saddened by this, he has been the PA Announcer ever since i started watching baseball and I am very sickened that the greedy owners and players of the NHL prevented him from doing another NHL game he was a great man
On my honeymoon back in 2009 I came to a Kings mid-week game in October versus the Wild and I was disappointed that he wasn't there that night as the PA announcer. It just didn't feel like a proper Kings game when the "fill in" was announcing the goals, penalties, etc.
I was lucky enough to be back during the playoffs last April during the Canucks series and it brought a smile to my face and a chill through me when he announced the Dustin Brown goal during Game 3. Something about his voice I won't ever forget.
It was one of the things that would always stick out to me when I watched Hockey Night in Canada after the Kings would score or even just hearing an in-game announcement during a stoppage and I would hear his voice.
I was shocked by the news when i heard it on the radio last night, and i still am today. I just can't believe it! He will be sorely missed. RIP David Courtney, and thoughts and prayers go out to your family.