This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Frankly, there isn’t enough space on the internet to list all of the atrocities that have been committed on the game of hockey by the Los Angeles Kings. But this is a start:
This has to be top of the list, the rest are in no particular order. Mark Hardy, the “whipping boy” of the fans during his atrocious playing career in LA, returned as a King Assistant Coach. Of course, then police allege that he and his college age daughter went out drinking one night. He then tried to molest her in the hotel room that night. Sexual. His daughter. Yep. She called the cops on him and he was arrested for molesting his adult daughter.
What did the Kings do? Accepted his resignation, then RE-HIRED HIM as a coach in their Ontario California ECHL affiliate, the LA Reign. That’s right, a guy whose adult daughter had to call the police on him cause he was sexually molesting her. Welcome back, creep.
The party girl allegedly drunk drives home from the LUC ROBITAILLE Kings sponsored Hall of Fame Induction party, an event that had to feature Kings brass. Police arrest her for allegedly drunk driving 35 miles per hour on an empty freeway. She misses a couple games then is right back at it.
Of course, like any other King that wants to win a Cup, he had to leave to do it. But then, while serving as Kings “President of Business Operations” he involves himself with alleged bad boys and then has his house foreclosed on .. the same time he’s auctioning off stuff like his 500th NHL goal puck? Luc earned more than 50 million dollars in his playing career.
Kingfans and the organization run to his defense claiming it’s a “strategic foreclosure”. That’s some great excuse, all it means is he’s ripping off the bank ON PURPOSE.
While playing in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings in 2002, the charming Joe Corvo grabbed a womans ass and then punched her in the face. He was convicted of assault and the Kings suspended him 3 games. Very stern. He went on to play another 200 or so games for the Kings, who allegedly don’t care if their players beat up women in bars.
The biggest creep of all. Allegedly leverage-bought the Kings, took all the money. Gave Gretzky a Bentley for his birthday in a big on-ice show in the same year he held playoff ticket refunds (LOL, like they were gonna make the playoffs that year) until next years season seat deposits were due. Drove the Kings to eventual bankruptcy. I guess that’s better than a strategic foreclosure, but I’m not sure.
I think he agreed to throw in some wooden nickels too.
Cloutier had surgery performed, all arranged by the club. They sent him to one of the mountain communities just outside of Denver. They set him up in a Super 8 Motel. No fooling. They “explained” this by claiming nothing else was available. So a team owned by one of the richest men in the world, headquarted in Denver, couldn’t get this guy in someone’s ski home? Or the Marriott? Abysmal!
My fingers are starting to cramp. Don’t even get me started on sign and trade rapings of players. Don’t get me started on Lombardi going all crazy one day and then apologizing to the entire NHL under commissioners orders the next. Don’t get me talking about trading players the day before their NTC kicks in on a contract they JUST signed. Playing fast and loose is the way they do it in LA. It’s why they lose every year. Forget how they silence outside journalists by literally bribing them with offers of employment. Sick. Now, literally, there is no blood left in my fingers I can not possibly list any further atrocities without severing my carpal tunnel nerves and whatnot.