Monday, February 8, 2010

Old Article about Letang

Bourdon’s Death Hits Pens’ Letang Hard

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was enjoying an off day on Wednesday when a call from his agent delivered the horrible news that Luc Bourdon, one of Letang’s best friends, had been killed in a motorcycle accident.

Letang said he had just spoken to Bourdon three days ago, shortly after he had bought the motorcycle.

“We were talking about his motorcycle, and I never thought it would happen,” Letang said. “I can’t still believe it, because when you lose someone close like that, you can’t do much. And it’s so tough to me.”

Letang and Bourdon, both 21, were junior hockey teammates for two seasons in Val d’Or, Quebec, and played together during two World Junior Championship victories for Canada.

“We were supposed to go on vacation this summer, and he was coming to Montreal all summer long to train,” Letang said. “He was really funny. He was a guy who always stuck up for you and always be there for you.”

Letang had been removed from the Penguins’ lineup in favor of veteran Darryl Sydor for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, but suddenly that was far from Letang’s mind.

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