THE FLOWER WILTS
Hot (or is that cold?) off the heels of Mike Bossy, the rough spell for ice hockey fans continues in the form of Guy Lafleur. Nicknamed “The Flower” by the English-speaking world after the literal translation of his French surname, he flourished in the 70s as a right wing for the Monreal Canadiens, where he helped deliver them 5 Stanley Cups and became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in six consecutive seasons. In the lamest cash-in of the disco craze this side of “Disco Duck”, he released an album in 1979 where he recites hockey instructions over disco music. He retired from ice hockey in the 80s after an acrimonious relationship with new Canadiens coach Jacques Lemaire, only to briefly return to the sport following his 1988 induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lafleur was 70 and a struggle with lung cancer put him on deadpoolers’ radars, with There is no spoon, Skate Dumpers, and The Award for Best Original Decomposition goes to… all skating into the top 20.
20 September 1951 – 22 April 2022, aged 70
8 TEAMS (💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 7 POINTS)