Rogatien Vachon is well placed to discuss the Stanley Cup final in 1993, which was to taken the Montreal canadiens to Los Angeles Kings. The ex-goalkeeper has brought the colors of the two teams, has been director-general of training in california from 1984 to 1992, and special adviser to the president of the Kings thereafter.
And for him, the series ended in five games for the benefit of Canadians is extremely easy to analyze.
The channel TVA Sports will broadcast the five games of the series, starting on Monday at 19: 00.
“In the beginning (all of) the series on the road, the players were still tired after the series in Toronto, began by saying the one who has been admitted to the hall of fame of hockey in 2016, Monday, upon the issuance JiC on TVA Sports. If you look at the series against the canadiens, I thought the Kings had a better chance of starting than the Canadian.”
“But the difference was Patrick. This is really fantastic. He is the one who has stolen the series” continued Vachon.
He has completely eclipsed his rival, Kelly Hrudey, giving 12 goals in five matches.
“He (editor’s NOTE : Hrudey) gave some goals that he would not have owed, but the difference is really Patrick, pointed out the one who is now 74 years old. We must not forget that we lost three parties in overtime. Then, it was still a series pretty tight.”
Vachon was perhaps more DG of the Kings in 1993, but it is all the same to him, which built part of this team. He was also in post when the training in california has acquired Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers. And the arrival of number 99 in the City of Angels has changed everything for the team.
“It was quite a change here in Los Angeles, said Vachon. Before that, there were still a good club, but when Wayne arrived, all the season tickets have been sold. Each part with Wayne was played at sold-out. It was amazing. It was a great time.”