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10-01-2008, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
"Montreal are better off without Laraque anyway, it's not like he alone will make them any tougher. They will still be the softest team in the league."

lots of gems over there as usual
There's an argument to be made that Laraque alone doesn't guarantee "team toughness" but I still maintain that his presence can change the tempo/complexion of a game. Forget the deterrent angle that usually gets played out when discussing enforcers/policemen, BGL is a guy who generally wins in decisive fashion, that alone is generally enough to get the affect the crowd, the opposition and his team-mates.

The other nugget of misinformation regarding Laraque is the oft trotted out canard that he won't be able to play when it counts (read: in the post season) yet he played in every game of every series save for the finals against Detroit.

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