On Wednesday, November 16, Morton’s The Steakhouse in Los Angeles hosted a special lunch with L.A. Kings living legend, iconic left wing, arguably the most popular player in team history and, to us long time L.A. Kings fans, “lucky”, Luc Robitaille. Max Kellerman and Mark Willard of 710 ESPN asked the questions.
Morton’s extended to me an invitation to cover the event, which was an honor as much as it ended up being a pleasure. As I have come to expect from Morton’s over the years, everything they did was first class – the food, the service, each and every detail from the moment I walked in until I left. For those who have not yet dined at Morton’s, it is my favorite steakhouse and has been for years, since I first ate there as a poor law student trying to impress a date who was way out of my league. Before you ask, “how long ago was that, Scribe?” Yeah…none of your damn business.
As for Luc, I could listen to him for hours. His story reads like a movie script – a player passed up by everyone, picked in the 9th round, 171st overall, who everyone claimed “can’t skate” and would “never make it” finished his 19 year NHL career with eight All-Star team appearances, set the NHL record for goals by a left wing (668) and points (1394), holds the L.A. Kings franchise record for goals (577), won a Stanley Cup and had his jersey retired at our arena.
How many times at the old Forum and Staples Center have I cheered “Luuuuuuc”…
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