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11-14-2008, 03:34 PM
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Laraque Speaks

http://www.gazblogs.com/habsinsideou...ey/Laraque.MP3

What can I say, he's a super nice guy. Last night we needed a psychopath.

Still, I'm not as fumed at him as I was last night. Anyone feel any different after listening to this interview?

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Great speech there. I really like the way he somehow made me feel better about Lucie's reaction to the fight.

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what a dumbass

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Great speech there. I really like the way he somehow made me feel better about Lucie's reaction to the fight.
Are you being sarcastic? Because I actually DO feel better. The question is... does he do anything about it? I'm assuming a Tony Twist-sque player would back up his words with a@@ whopping. I'm not sure Laraque has it in him.

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I rest my case.

"This is not junior hockey, it's the NHL....
...you don't react like that...it's childish."


I completely disagree with his views that he's a middleweight & that he can only do something with Chara or Thornton. This kid threw down with some tough fighters. I'm a little disgusted that he thinks that way, actually.

What does this mean for next Saturday? He does nothing & 'embarrasses' the middleweight by giving him a stern talking-to?

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On Lucic and his WWE moment:

"You only see that in Junior hockey, not the NHL. You should be able to see a guy after the game and shake his hand...but how can you respect a guy like that. It was childish"

lol

He also said he is a middleweight...well Bruins fans seem to think he is a heavy. You need to fight heavyweights in order to be one.

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Booon. Confirmed everything I was saying now lets put it to rest until you guys bring it up again in the next loss. Good comment on Lucic reaction and his actions won't be forgotten.

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I rest my case.

"This is not junior hockey, it's the NHL....
...you don't react like that...it's childish."
I'd prefer a quote like this:

"This is not junior hockey, it's the NHL....
...you don't react like that...it's childish. But after I'm through with him, he's going to beg to be demoted to junior hockey"

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From: Hab Fans

To: Georges Laraque

Dear Monsieur Laraque,

We greatly enjoyed your commentary on last nights game, certainly much more than your play. Please be advised that most of us consider Milan Lucic to be a heavyweight. Given this new revelation, please govern yourself accordingly on November 22nd.

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11-14-2008, 03:51 PM
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I can't argue with Laraque here. Lucic is a big boy, a great fighter, no one wanted to fight this guy when he was in the Dub. Laraque asks him to go, he runs away and goes and fights Komo, then puts on his little WWE display. If you're GL how could you have respect for a guy like that?

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Hopefully BGL learned something last night. Don't simply ask lucy to go after he nails Kovy from behind, you have to police the team, go out and grab him and give him no choice. Jeebus, you don't just let people take liberties at our players and then let them away with it simply because they said "no". If thats all it takes for you to ignore what happened, then you truely are useless to this team because thats all every player is going to say to you.

You let him off with it and our most physical dman breaks his hand.

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Dear Monsieur Laraque,

We greatly enjoyed your commentary on last nights game, certainly much more than your play. Please be advised that most of us consider Milan Lucic to be a heavyweight. Given this new revelation, please govern yourself accordingly on November 22nd.
It's true...not very encouraging. *sigh* He thinks he's in the UFC or something...

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Dear Monsieur Laraque,

We greatly enjoyed your commentary on last nights game, certainly much more than your play. Please be advised that most of us consider Milan Lucic to be a heavyweight. Given this new revelation, please govern yourself accordingly on November 22nd.
Lovely letter.

Just a very lovely letter.

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Dear Monsieur Laraque,

We greatly enjoyed your commentary on last nights game, certainly much more than your play. Please be advised that most of us consider Milan Lucic to be a heavyweight. Given this new revelation, please govern yourself accordingly on November 22nd.
Ha. That's good.

Someone should start a rumor that Lucic is dissing Edmonton as a town of hicks. That'll get BGL fired up.

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Hopefully BGL learned something last night. Don't simply ask lucy to go after he nails Kovy from behind, you have to police the team, go out and grab him and give him no choice. Jeebus, you don't just let people take liberties at our players and then let them away with it simply because they said "no". If thats all it takes for you to ignore what happened, then you truely are useless to this team because thats all every player is going to say to you.

You let him off with it and our most physical dman breaks his hand.
I'm not sure, what was the score when Lucic hit Kovalev? Wasn't it still early? Bruins could easily have had a 7 minute powerplay after BGL was finished with him.

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I'm not sure, what was the score when Lucic hit Kovalev? Wasn't it still early? Bruins could easily have had a 7 minute powerplay after BGL was finished with him.
Either 1-0 or 0-0. We were down by 4 goals twice after 30 minutes though.

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You guys are missing the point.

He's calling him a middle-weight 2 seconds after saying he refused to fight him.


To me that's a jab at Lucic. He's challenging him. Calling him a middle-weight because he wouldn't fight him.

Like he says, what do you want him to do? Jump the guy and end up getting a 5 minute major and a suspension?

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Don't simply ask lucy to go after he nails Kovy from behind, you have to police the team, go out and grab him and give him no choice. J.
Curious. Since BGL is quite open about how/when he fights... doesn't this mean that other players know this as well. Hence they can do whatever they like to Les Habs, and then simply decline a dance with Laraque. How is this a deterrent from taking liberties with our players?

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You guys are missing the point.

He's calling him a middle-weight 2 seconds after saying he refused to fight him.


To me that's a jab at Lucic. He's challenging him. Calling him a middle-weight because he wouldn't fight him.

Like he says, what do you want him to do? Jump the guy and end up getting a 5 minute major and a suspension?
Man's got a point.

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You guys are missing the point.

He's calling him a middle-weight 2 seconds after saying he refused to fight him.


To me that's a jab at Lucic. He's challenging him. Calling him a middle-weight because he wouldn't fight him.

Like he says, what do you want him to do? Jump the guy and end up getting a 5 minute major and a suspension?
I think he negated that point when he said it would be different if it were Thornton or Chara.

As well, he never said his next instigator gets him an automatic suspension, he implied that accumulating instigators will get you one. I can't remember but I think it's 3 in a certain span gets you a 1 game suspension.

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I rest my case.

"This is not junior hockey, it's the NHL....
...you don't react like that...it's childish."


I completely disagree with his views that he's a middleweight & that he can only do something with Chara or Thornton. This kid threw down with some tough fighters. I'm a little disgusted that he thinks that way, actually.

What does this mean for next Saturday? He does nothing & 'embarrasses' the middleweight by giving him a stern talking-to?
I think you misunderstood what he was saying.

He meant that Thornto and Chara are heavyweights, if they would of been running around like Lucic was last night and he would of approached them to fight, they would of accepted because they're heavyweights. Lucic was running around and didn't want to throw with Laraque...not much he can do

What do you all expect laraque to do...just cold **** a guy in the head no matter what? This is what I feared when we signed Laraque, people don't understand the role of a respected pugilist like Laraque. People expect him to run around and act like Jeff Kugel ?(youtube it if you don't remember). That's not how it works...I really like Lucic, but I didn't think he was such a weasel. Eventually, he'll have to throw down with BGL...especially after his antics last night

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Ywhat do you want him to do? Jump the guy and end up getting a 5 minute major and a suspension?
After Lucic's "Saturday Night Fever" moves... yes. And if not last night, then next week.

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Curious. Since BGL is quite open about how/when he fights... doesn't this mean that other players know this as well. Hence they can do whatever they like to Les Habs, and then simply decline a dance with Laraque. How is this a deterrent from taking liberties with our players?
There is a code that all heavyweights know. You don't see many heavies fight middleweights unless the middleweight guy is trying to make a name for himself. BGL just discusses the code openly.

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I can't argue with Laraque here. Lucic is a big boy, a great fighter, no one wanted to fight this guy when he was in the Dub. Laraque asks him to go, he runs away and goes and fights Komo, then puts on his little WWE display. If you're GL how could you have respect for a guy like that?
The interview was riddled with inconsistencies. He fights according to the “code”, which is a set of conventions that revolve around respect. He doesn’t respect Lucic because of his junior league antics. So why does the code apply? He mentions that according to the “code” Chara and/or Thornton would not be able to turn him down, but it sure looked like Thornton did later in the game (though to be fair neither guy was guilty of running around).

Bottom line, it’s time to update the code, when your opponent does not play by the Marquess of Queensberry’s rules neither should you.

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Like he says, what do you want him to do? Jump the guy and end up getting a 5 minute major and a suspension?
He could start by doing a better job of making lucy want to fight with him. Do something that makes lucy snap and want to go, get up in his face and make fun of his hunch(i heard that one works with him) i don't really care. Do something other then just figure skate with him saying "ya wanna go".

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