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09-07-2008, 03:18 PM
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Laraque Endorses Stortini's Approach

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjourna...c-20aa1ed2ae38

"If you fight a guy who's stronger than you, why would you want to go toe-to-toe and get killed?" said Laraque, the former Edmonton Oilers beat cop, who'll now be looking out for Saku Koivu and Alex Kovalev with the Montreal Canadiens. "When I fight Boogaard, I'm not standing back and throwing punches. I mean, his reach is like a mile long. Even though I'm six-foot-three and I have a reputation, I'm coming inside on him. You don't fight for the people ... if Zack wants to go in and hug, that's smart, because Boogaard's reach is so big.

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Not sure what the point is here OP? Praise? Disdain?

Stortini is a good 4th line pugilist, I don't think Laraque's comments are anything anyone who's been in a fistfight wouldn't say.

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He's sayin': it's ok to be a *****.

Thats fine, BGL must be getting old.

Gramps.

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He's just saying that it's OK to be intelligent....Is that wrong? Why would Stortini go head to head against the best when he's actually not? Why would even Laraque stay in reach of Boogaard when he himself can't reach him? Does fighters have to be stupid?

Somebody needs to email that article to Lajoie and see what he does with it tomorrow....There has to be a way to bash BGL with no reason once again....

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Not sure what the point is here OP? Praise? Disdain?

Stortini is a good 4th line pugilist, I don't think Laraque's comments are anything anyone who's been in a fistfight wouldn't say.
No point except it's something to read....a few quotes. Chara's the toughest dude in the league. How's that for a point?

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He's sayin': it's ok to be a *****.

Thats fine, BGL must be getting old.

Gramps.
A bigger guy with big reach will crush you unless you GO INSIDE him and pick your spot.

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stortini just cant fight worth ****, he couldn't go toe to toe with lats

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There's isn't anything wrong or right with what he said. There isn't much to be discussed.

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http://www.canada.com/edmontonjourna...c-20aa1ed2ae38

"If you fight a guy who's stronger than you, why would you want to go toe-to-toe and get killed?" said Laraque, the former Edmonton Oilers beat cop, who'll now be looking out for Saku Koivu and Alex Kovalev with the Montreal Canadiens. "When I fight Boogaard, I'm not standing back and throwing punches. I mean, his reach is like a mile long. Even though I'm six-foot-three and I have a reputation, I'm coming inside on him. You don't fight for the people ... if Zack wants to go in and hug, that's smart, because Boogaard's reach is so big.
So why BGL is fighting Chara then ?

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So why BGL is fighting Chara then ?
He's taking him out of the game for 5 minute, which is huge for his team.

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Shayne Corson and before him, Chris Nilan were most effective fighting opponents when they'd clutched and grab and let the opponent tire himself out trying to get loose. After the opponent was too tired to fight, they'd just punch him a few times and win the fight. Remember the Corson and Tie Domi fight. Domi was most effective going around in circles and trying to throw haymakers. Corson just tied him up, then beat him after. The next summer, Corson signed with Toronto and during an interview, said he wasn't there to take Tie's job away when some reporter suggested it.

You have to go with what works for you. And often it depends on the opponent.

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