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Would you want to see Georges Laraque return to Edmonton?

View Poll Results: Do we want to see the return of Georges Laraque?
Yes, as soon as possible! 22 22.22%
Yes, but not until his current contract expires! 32 32.32%
No thanks! 45 45.45%
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01-23-2007, 09:02 PM
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the yotes are no worst than the oilers are this year.... not sure why some people still seem to hold that view on these boards

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01-23-2007, 10:11 PM
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Screw it, I want Dave Brown back.




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Yeah Sean Brown
Sean Brown wishes he was second cousin of what ran down Dave Brown's leg...

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01-23-2007, 11:09 PM
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I think Georges would've been willing to come back for $800K/year, but his insistence on a NTC (likely due to said willingness to take a pay cut) was the non-starter.

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well it looks better than Laraque doing nothing when our guys get run.
Just as effective in preventing it too...

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01-23-2007, 11:27 PM
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All this shows is not to judge, write off, or put limited expectations on a player... something you are doing with Stortini right now.

I would take Stortini over Big G any day of the week. After all im not employing either to score big points but rather to intimidate players, something that Laraque failed to do. I would have never witnessed Laraque give the lip that Stortini gave to Dion on Saturday. If someone hits a star player and didn't want to fight Laraque it was the end of the story. That's not what you want from a enforcer. The guy should be knocked out before he has a chance to say no.
Did that lip intimidate Dion?

Goddard frigging laughed at him.

And I'm going to be here when a guy like Stortini or whatever puts the Oilers shorthanded for 7 minutes and costs them a game because he wouldn't let them say no.

Enforcers do not rag doll people and go around and beat the piss out of anyone. They are there to make sure the 6'5 meathead on the other team doesn't take stuff too far. Can anyone name me one legitimate enforcer who routinely goes after anybody who runs a player on his team?

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01-24-2007, 12:03 AM
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I think Georges would've been willing to come back for $800K/year, but his insistence on a NTC (likely due to said willingness to take a pay cut) was the non-starter.
true, yeah that was it, that alone.

He never wanted to have that option of the oilers being able to trade him at any time. Kevin Lowe allready expressed his thoughts on that and wouldnt give in. #2 wanted to stay here, he never wanted to leave anyways.

I'll admit, i was one of the people who thought that we wouldnt miss him much, its obvious now his impact he had with us, over his tenure here in copper n blue silks. Not judged on his offensive numbers, altho looking back maybe Mact expected more of him offensively, he had it in him, Georges was and still is a beast to move off the puck it was just that when he had it all he would do is cycle along the boards, draw the penalty most of time, or the puck got turned over, n they were going back 4 on3 the other way.

that wasent the strong point in his game. It's clear though that teams are getting the word around the leauge we're a much easier team to play this year, teams are smelling blood in the water... partly cause of pronger, but mostly because of the Laraque factor. He gave us that intimidation factor, we've seen it alot allready this year, teams thinkin they're going to man-handle us and take those liberties, I.E Hemsky gettin knocked around, I.E that cheap knee on knee hit Liles on Smytty, or even earlier in the year that road trip we had, got skunked by Phoenix in phoenix then loosing to the Ducks they smacked us around and we couldnt respond to their challenges. #27 kept guys honest man, I probly under-valued him when he was here, a few oiler fans probly did, including myself, maybe we took him for granted at times, just what he brought to this team, his role was understood and he was the best at it n argueably still is. I wouldnt be against bringing him back, maybe next season, I doubt this season, cause of that contract he inked with phoenix... KLowe still has gotta be looking to get us someone who can bring that on our 4th line winchester isnt it neither is JF Jaques, potentially zack Stortini maybe down the road 2 or 3 years can handle himself with the big boys... Not yet though.


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01-24-2007, 12:13 AM
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true, yeah that was it, that alone.

He never wanted to have that option of the oilers being able to trade him at any time. Kevin Lowe allready expressed his thoughts on that and wouldnt give in. #2 wanted to stay here, he never wanted to leave anyways.

I'll admit, i was one of the people who thought that we wouldnt miss him much, its obvious now his impact he had with us, over his tenure here in copper n blue silks. Not judged on his offensive numbers, altho looking back maybe Mact expected more of him offensively, he had it in him, Georges was and still is a beast to move off the puck it was just that when he had it all he would do is cycle along the boards, draw the penalty most of time, or the puck got turned over, n they were going back 4 on3 the other way.

that wasent the strong point in his game. It's clear though that teams are getting the word around the leauge we're a much easier team to play this year, partly cause of pronger, but mostly because of Laraque. He gave us that intimidation factor, n kept guys honest man, I probly undervalued him a bit when he was here, a few oiler fans probly did, including myself, maybe we took him for granted at times, just what he brought to this team. I wouldnt be against bringing him back, maybe next season, I doubt this season, cause of that contract he inked with phoenix... KLowe still has gotta be looking to get us someone, Stortini maybe down the road 2 or 3 years can handle that... Not yet though.
wow is that a whopper of a post, intimidation ? who did he intimidate ? Todd Fedoruk because that is about the only guy that would fight him. He failed to do his job here and that is why he is gone. He did not protect out players and he was not a deterant out there. Added to that great he was good on the boards, well tell me this what did the smart teams do ? they simply stood back and let him tire himself out cycling and then went in for the puck, took it and went up the ice.

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01-24-2007, 12:21 AM
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wow is that a whopper of a post, intimidation ? who did he intimidate ? Todd Fedoruk because that is about the only guy that would fight him. He failed to do his job here and that is why he is gone. He did not protect out players and he was not a deterant out there. Added to that great he was good on the boards, well tell me this what did the smart teams do ? they simply stood back and let him tire himself out cycling and then went in for the puck, took it and went up the ice.
yeah, that is a good point dude, he didnt look inspired enough out there when he did get out there last year, thats why Mact only played him hand fulls of ice time per game. Maybe he got too comfortable here, this year in phoenix Gretz has made Georges a healthy scratch at times, he does lack that hunger at times , Its mostly his opponents knowing that if they try anything stupid with any oilers, I.E boogard on hemsky, that would have to respond, even thought boogard has fought laraque 3 or 4 times allready. Players gotta defend your teamm8s though, Even this year without him, our middleweights, Staios, Chopper n Greene, Gator have had to drop em' we need those guys on the ice though Killing penalties... you're probably right though, enforcers are just less n less a huge factor anymore, Buffalo did player andrew peters sparingly, he wasent going around looking for fights he would go with the other teams heavyweight peters only plays like less then 7 or 8 mins on a good night anyway, plus buffalo just dressed him in the reg. season, I could be wrong, but peters probly didnt even play in more then 3 or 4 playoff games for buffalo last year.

It wouldnt be just a staged setup fight, off pure emotion how it should be... but your'e right tho gr8, other teams did take adv. of us when he was out there, that hurt us alot out there, and was one of the factors why Klowe diddnt feel the need to keep him here, and mostly why laraque didnt play a big enough role in our postseason run, even though we made it that far, 15GP 44 Pims, I just wish the instigator penalty would get removed lol, but thats never gonna happen I dont think, then there would be no need for those deterant type players.


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yes, but not as a player.
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I'd take him for league minimum to play 35-45 games a year. He's not needed otherwise.

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