Love You Ziggy, Miss You Ziggy, Enjoy Retirement…

Ziggy Palffy has retired…and just writing his name brings back many fond memories.

One of the most talented forwards I have watched live.

Skated like the wind.

A shot that was deadly accurate. I will never forget a goal he scored against J.S. Giguere while the latter was with Anaheim. The shot came inside the circle, a slapper and holy shit what I remember most was that Giguere did not move. It was so hard that he barely had time to flinch. I leapt out of my seat while in mid beer drink, made a bit of a mess, high-fived everyone around me at the game and…shit, I cannot remember if this predated the wife and whether she was even the wife or if I had a girlfriend there that wasn’t her because it predated…you know, she is going to read this. She being the wife. Or I guess the girlfriend. I better shut up now.

I have many memories of Palffy. All of them awesome. But seeing how this issue of what year this goal was and who was with me is now going to bug me for the rest of the night and probably tomorrow, I will leave the discussion about Ziggy to you.

I FOUND THE VIDEO!

Still don’t remember what year this was…



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5 replies

  1. I always wanted to see him win a cup with the Kings when I was a kid… one of my favorite players growing up. I would shoot pucks at my mom’s washing machine in my garage pretending to be him and Luc. Wish him the best in retirement.

    That old goal horn though <3

  2. That was the 02-03 season. He scored 37 goals that year. That’s his 30th. According to video it’s his 6th season scoring 30. Looked up stats.

  3. Ziggy was my favorite. Still is. Haven’t enjoyed watching any King play since as much as I enjoyed watching him.

  4. Ziggy Fucking Palffy! The guy could do anything with a puck. Magical…the guy was a pure Wizard. Fuck I miss his playing.

  5. He was my favourite player for a long time. Right up until he left the league. Such an amazing player. The league needed (and still needs) guys like him.

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