Buyers beware - Georges Laraque
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01-23-2004, 12:54 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Just for the sake of friendly debate, I'll suggest that an enforcer shouldn't be judged only by the number of fights in which he engages. Are his teammates, especially the team's top players, getting taken advantage of, being cheapshotted frequently?
If the answer is no, then I'd suggest that the enforcer is doing his job. (Otherwise, no.) Clark Gillies never had 100 penalty minutes in an NHL season but was widely regarded as the toughest guy in the league for years.
Straight up Trotts, against the Wild, the Wild were taking liberties and Jason Chimera had to stand up for his teammates while Georges was on the ice by fighting Wiemer.
When the chips were down Laraque folded. Georges has shown no grit, no toughness, no hitting, no sticking up for teammates, no pressure on the other team, no scoring.
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