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February 21, 1987
Marcel Dionne, who is he? Well, he is the No. 2 scorer in National Hockey League history. He is one of the top 10 scorers this year. How important is No. 2 on the all-time list? Wilt Chamberlain is the second all-time scorer in National Basketball Assn. history. Jack Nicklaus is No. 2 in PGA victories. Babe Ruth is No. 2 in home runs. Ty Cobb is No. 2 in total hits. Let's put Dionne in the same class with these great athletes. JAMES W. SREMBA Los Angeles
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November 10, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Whoever wrote the script summarizing Luc Robitaille's career for the highlight film that accompanied his hockey Hall of Fame induction Monday got it wrong. "All Luc Robitaille did was score goals," the narrator intoned, but that wasn't true. Robitaille scored a lot of goals -- 668 of them. And 1,394 points, the most ever by a left wing in NHL history. But that's no more a description of Robitaille than calling Wayne Gretzky a hockey player. Robitaille was the heart of the Kings through good times and bad, for 14 of his 19 NHL seasons.
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November 8, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Thumbing through a hockey magazine Friday after practice, Jimmy Carson of the Kings happened upon an item that seemed to amuse him. "Look at this," he called out to a reporter, pointing to the text. Reading from the end of a scouting report on the Kings, he said: " . . . it becomes apparent that the Kings are going to score a ton of goals." He shook his head wistfully. The Kings, of course, haven't scored a ton of goals.
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January 7, 2006 | Mike Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
When the Kings take the ice tonight in San Jose, left wing Luc Robitaille will be looking to equal or better a team record. With his two-goal performance in a 4-0 victory over Phoenix on Thursday, Robitaille moved to one goal shy of tying the scoring record of 550 goals, set by center Marcel Dionne. "Luc not only wants to score goals to break the record, he wants those goals to help us win games," Coach Andy Murray said. The two players' careers nearly bookended one another.
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March 3, 1986 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
The Kings are holding a contest to guess when center Marcel Dionne will pass Phil Esposito to become the second-leading all-time scorer in the National Hockey League. The winner who comes closest to correctly predicting the game, period and time of Dionne's milestone gets two airplane tickets to London, dinner at Jerry Buss' table at the Forum Club before a Kings game, and an autographed hockey stick from Dionne. "I'm getting a kick out it," Dionne said.
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March 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Marcel Dionne, Lanny McDonald and Billy Smith were among 10 players nominated for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Other candidates in the players' category are Bob Gainey, Guy Lapointe and Jean-Guy Talbot.
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January 11, 2004
Ron Francis of the Carolina Hurricanes recorded an assist Thursday and passed Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,772 points. A look at the list: *--* Player G A Pts 1. Wayne Gretzky 894 1,963 2,857 2. x-Mark Messier 689 1,179 1,868 3. Gordie Howe 801 1,049 1,850 4. x-Ron Francis 542 1,230 1,772 5. Marcel Dionne 731 1,040 1,771 x-active *--*
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September 22, 1992 | CHARLES PERRY, From Staff and Wire Reports
Seven people, including former King superstar Marcel Dionne, were inducted in the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Bob Gainey and Lanny McDonald were also enshrined in the players' category. Keith Allen, the late Bob Johnson and Frank Mathers joined in the builders' category, while Woody Dumart is the newest member of the veteran players' category.
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June 11, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Marcel Dionne has purchased the South Carolina Stingrays, an expansion pro team in the East Coast League. The Hall of Famer and former King star attended Game 5 to watch his brother, Montreal rookie Gilbert Dionne, play for a Stanley Cup championship team--something Marcel never did.
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July 4, 1992
Congratulations to Marcel Dionne. After waiting the required three years of not playing, Marcel was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame on the first ballot. My question is, why wasn't Wayne Gretzky voted in? He certainly is qualified. He hasn't played for the last three years, either. STAN PAGE Los Angeles
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January 11, 2004
Ron Francis of the Carolina Hurricanes recorded an assist Thursday and passed Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,772 points. A look at the list: *--* Player G A Pts 1. Wayne Gretzky 894 1,963 2,857 2. x-Mark Messier 689 1,179 1,868 3. Gordie Howe 801 1,049 1,850 4. x-Ron Francis 542 1,230 1,772 5. Marcel Dionne 731 1,040 1,771 x-active *--*
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October 11, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 14 years and two days now, 998 points as a King ago. Luc Robitaille took a pass from veteran Marcel Dionne and popped the puck into the St. Louis Blues' net at the Forum to score his first NHL goal.
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December 24, 1997
1. John Bucyk: 51 goals at age 35 2. Phil Esposito: 61 goals at age 33 3. Joe Mullen: 51 goals at age 32 4. Marcel Dionne: 56 goals at age 31 5. Vic Hadfield: 50 goals at age 31 6. Mario Lemieux: 50 goals at age 31 Source: World Features Syndicate
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April 6, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charlie Simmer watches them every game from the radio booth as a Mighty Duck announcer. Dave Taylor is keenly aware of their progress as well, since it's part of his job as assistant general manager of the Kings. And Marcel Dionne fairly snorted when asked if he was keeping up with the exploits of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. "Just because I've retired doesn't mean I don't watch hockey," said Dionne, the Hall of Famer and most famous member of the Kings' Triple Crown line.
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June 11, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Marcel Dionne has purchased the South Carolina Stingrays, an expansion pro team in the East Coast League. The Hall of Famer and former King star attended Game 5 to watch his brother, Montreal rookie Gilbert Dionne, play for a Stanley Cup championship team--something Marcel never did.
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June 9, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were blessed with each other, but they were cursed with those yellow-and-purple uniforms. Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor made up one of those special combinations that becomes something better together than apart. Dionne, the center, had the playmaking skills, the vision and the pride that would make him a Hall of Famer and the third-leading scorer in NHL history. Simmer, the left wing, had a touch around the net that gave him two 56-goal seasons.
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October 4, 1989 | Associated Press
The New York Rangers cut their ties Tuesday with center Marcel Dionne, the National Hockey League's third all-time leading scorer, and said they were trying to find a place for him elsewhere in the league. "It was mutually agreed upon by the Rangers' coaching staff and myself that Marcel Dionne, judging by the just completed training camp, will not be a member of the New York Rangers' hockey team this season," Ranger General Manager Neil Smith said in a statement.
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December 24, 1997
1. John Bucyk: 51 goals at age 35 2. Phil Esposito: 61 goals at age 33 3. Joe Mullen: 51 goals at age 32 4. Marcel Dionne: 56 goals at age 31 5. Vic Hadfield: 50 goals at age 31 6. Mario Lemieux: 50 goals at age 31 Source: World Features Syndicate
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June 1, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
The last time I spoke with Marcel Dionne, once the greatest King of all, he was operating a dry-cleaning concern in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and keeping an eye on the progress of his baby brother, Gilbert, in the Montreal hockey organization's minor leagues. Marcel said: "If my brother ever spends one minute on the ice in the National Hockey League, it will be the proudest day of my life." Came the summer of 1992, Marcel was inducted into hockey's Hall of Fame.
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May 22, 1993
I am a longtime King fan. However, as someone who truly loves the game of hockey, I feel that it is a shame that the greatest player ever has to play in a town that is so ignorant of the sport. I like what Wayne Gretzky has done for the Kings, and I am sick of reading letters written by so-called King fans that are full of asinine and degrading comments about "the Great One." Hockey is the consummate team sport and one man cannot do it all (ask Marcel Dionne). Well, I hope now that Gretzky is leading the NHL in playoff scoring, there will be a flood of letters from people wishing to retract their stupid comments.
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