Over the Olympic break, Kris Letang got a new tattoo. I saw it on Youtube, noticed it was all in French, and then went to my bud Penshead’s place because I know he’d typically have something like that, and he didn’t fail me. It was so much easier than sounding out all the words and then piecing them into freetranslation.com.
Side note: I took French class from like 1st grade through the end of freshman year of college and really don’t remember most of it.
Here’s some translation:
“In the beginning of the interview Kris talks about going back to Montreal to see his family. He also says the team (Penguins) is doing well, that the boys are working hard and that there’s no feel of a Stanley Cup hangover.
Then he goes on to talk and show his tattoo. Check out his new ink pics.
Top portion of the tattoo is dedicated to his grandmother. Kris says that she always has been there for him.
Bottom portion of the tattoo and the guitar part is obviously dedicated to Letang’s best friend and former roommate Luc Bourdon who used to play for Vancouver Canucks and tragically died in a motorcycle accident on May 29, 2008. During the 2008 NHL Draft, the Canucks’ management wore guitar pins to remember Bourdon, because he was an avid guitarist.
Vanessa [the translator] also adds that Kris has definitely not forgotten where he was from – makes her very proud.“
Good stuff. Glad Kris is still humble despite overwhelming team success and a fat new contract.