July 26, 1990 |
The Kings' Luc Robitaille to the Hartford Whalers along with future considerations for right wing Kevin Dineen and center Ray Ferraro? Blockbuster trade? In this case, merely a blockbuster hoax. At the Forum Wednesday, King General Manager Rogie Vachon had just told Sue Carpenter of media relations, "It sure is quiet around here." Not for long. On the other side of the country, the phone rang at NBC affiliate WVIT in Hartford, Conn.
October 13, 2002 |
One summer, insulted by their contract offer, Luc Robitaille bolts the Kings, signing with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent in July 2001. The next, he returns to his adopted hometown, where he had played 12 seasons, to celebrate a championship won in the Midwest, carrying the Stanley Cup to Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood sign and parading it through Universal Studios and Dodger Stadium on a Sunday afternoon in August. Lording Lord Stanley's Cup over his former employer?
April 11, 1995 |
Luc Robitaille had some extra weight as he broke in on goal with 3:34 to play Monday night in Ottawa, but on the other hand he didn't have anybody defending him. Robitaille collided with Martin Straka at the Ottawa blue line, then headed for the goal with Straka's stick, took a pass from John Cullen and scored to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory. "His stick was stuck in my jersey and it just sort of fell off," Robitaille said. "I tried to stop him but he took my stick away," Straka said.
June 17, 1994
The Kings have signed free-agent forward Rob Brown, free-agent defenseman Michel Petit and 1992 draft choice Jeff Shevalier, General Manager Sam McMaster announced. Brown, 26, was the most valuable player and leading scorer in the International Hockey League last season, getting 155 points, including 42 goals, in 79 games for Kalamazoo.
January 4, 1990 |
The Kings' Luc Robitaille outpolled teammate Wayne Gretzky for the second consecutive season to lead all vote-getters Wednesday in balloting for the Campbell Conference All-Star team. Robitaille, a left wing who leads the Kings with 31 goals, received 298,914 votes in fan balloting for the Jan. 21 NHL All-Star game at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. He had more than three times the votes received by the left wing runner-up, Gerard Gallant of Detroit. "I'm pretty happy," Robitaille said.
May 21, 1995 |
Luc Robitaille noticed a crack in a New Jersey line change, stepped into it and scored with 1:16 to play Saturday to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Pittsburgh. Robitaille, left unprotected as the Devils changed lines at the same time Larry Murphy was taking the puck off Jim Dowd's stick, took Murphy's lead pass and bounced a three-foot shot off Martin Brodeur's glove hand.
February 20, 1995 |
Luc Robitaille scored twice, including the tying goal with just 20 seconds left, as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the Buffalo Sabres, 3-3, Sunday night at Pittsburgh. Robitaille's two goals gives the former King six goals in his last two home games. The Penguins rebounded from their first loss of the season after a 13-game unbeaten streak to improve to 13-1-2.
January 27, 2013 |
Before the Kings hoisted their 2012 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters of Staples Center, the biggest decision they had was choosing a company to make it. Luc Robitaille, the team's president of business operations, said the club decided to go with New England Banner & Flag in Watertown, Mass. "It was important to us that we did the right banner for our fans," Robitaille said. "So we took our time to choose the right company and it was important for us to choose a company who had some history and for us to choose a company that showed our brand the right way. " That led the Kings to Steve Viola in Watertown.