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Kings should honor Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis on Stanley Cup

June 11, 2012|By Chris Foster
  • Photos of fallen Kings scouts Mark Bavis, left, and Garnet 'Ace' Bailey were on display at Staples Center following the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
Photos of fallen Kings scouts Mark Bavis, left, and Garnet 'Ace'… (Jeff Gross / Getty Images…)

The Stanley Cup is probably still half full of champagne down in the Kings’ locker room.

But it’s time to start talking names. Whose names should be etched into the Stanley Cup? Two jump out at me.

Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis.

This is a no-brainer.

Bailey and Bavis were Kings’ scouts who found themselves on United Flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001. Bailey was the Kings’ director of pro scouting at the time of his death. Bavis was a scout for the team.

The two were returning from Boston to attend the Kings' training camp when the airplane was hijacked by terrorists, who crashed it into the World Trade Center.

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