Good Night, Sweet Prince
Jacques was a good coach, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the rink… and hockey, and as a player he explored the arenas of North America, from Montreal to Toronto and… down to… Detroit. He resigned, like so many young men of his generation, he quit before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Bell Centre, at St. Pete, at Madison Square Garden. These young men gave their careers. And so would Jacques. Jacques, who loved hockey. And so, Jacques Gerard Lemaire, in accordance with what we think your final wishes might well have been, we commit your final coaching remains to the bosom of the Xcel Energy Center, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.
Jacques Gerard Lemaire (2000-2009)
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