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by Paul on 02/18/13 at 09:22 PM ET
Dr. Jerry Buss passed away today at the age of 80 due to complications with cancer.
from the LA Kings website,
Dr. Jerry Buss Reflects on His Days with the Purple and Gold
The following interview ran in the Kings Yearbook during the 2003-04 season
Q: What are some of your greatest memories of when you owned the Kings?
A: When we had the Triple Crown Line, that was exceptionally exciting. That year we ended the season with the second best record overall and watching Dave Taylor, Charlie Simmer and Marcel Dionne was one of the biggest thrills I had that whole year. The Miracle on Manchester was probably one of the things that people remember the most about the team that season. Of course some of the memorable moments were also sad. One of the things I remember was when Charlie Simmer broke his leg. It was really tough. However, watching Marcel end up as one of the top scorers in the league was always fun. Even though I was no longer the owner of the team when Wayne Gretzky came to Los Angeles, I was very ecstatic.
Q: In 1979 you made the decision to buy the Lakers and the Kings. What prompted that decision?
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