Quebec’s Prime Minister François Lego honored Guy Lafler on Sunday as he visited the Bella Center to visit the burning chapel in memory of the legendary hockey player.
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“All of Quebec is mourning for Guy Lafler. It brings back incredible memories, those who had a chance to see him play. That’s when we won,” said Lego, recalling the habitation of Stanley’s five cups.
The prime minister also stressed that Guy Lafler was much more than a hockey player, he is the pride of the people.
“We were proud. It brought everyone together, the Anglophones, the Francophones … Everyone was behind Guy Lafler. Everyone was proud that Guy Lafler was the best guy in the National League,” he said.
Called to recall his best memories of the Blonde Demon, Mr. Lego couldn’t be entertained for a moment. He went there with a list that will not make the smiles of older people who have seen Lafler at work smile.
“To see him come in his right wing and to see him cross the blue line with a slap and a blow! That’s the idea of Guy Lafler. “Apparently there are five Stanley cups and his trio with Jacques Lemmer and Steve Shutt,” he said.
The politician also discussed various ways to show respect to Lafler. Autoroute 50, which passes through Thurso, Lafleur’s birthplace, could be renamed after him. The city of Montreal could do the same with a public place.
The Prime Minister also discussed the openness of the former owner of the Habs paint. “Guy Lafler told the real business,” he said.
The ceremony was also attended by Montreal Mayor Valērijs Plānte, who honored the number 10.
“He was a proud man. He was a very proud, very talented hockey player. He brought himself the pride that everyone in Quebec needs,” she said.
“His departure is sad, but he will certainly have celebrated many people with his generosity, authenticity, enthusiasm and, of course, talent,” Ms Plantes added.
The mayor also said that the city will honor the memory of Guy Lafler.
“We need to make sure Guy Lafler’s legacy continues. When it comes to the city of Montreal, we want to find a place to honor the memory of Guy Lafler and ensure that we remember this incredible legend on our streets in Montreal forever. what he will stay (behind him), ”said Ms Plantes.
The fervent chapel will continue until 8 p.m. on Sunday, then from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
Lafleura has 560 goals and 1353 points in 1126 careers in National League games with the Canadiens, Rangers of New York and Nordiques of Quebec.
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