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02-13-2009, 11:26 AM
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Why would he fight when the team is playing poorly?

He sees the same thing we do..Would you fight for the guys when they play that badly?..

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02-13-2009, 11:29 AM
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Did Laraque ever fought in the third to switch momemtum or some sort? Everything he fight, its at the beginning of the 1st period, or taking care of unfinished business. None of his fight had an real impact in the game so far IIRC.
Well he did fight Fritz in Long Island I believe down 4-1 and we won that game 5-4

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02-13-2009, 11:42 AM
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I knew Laraque wouldn't do anything against Edmonton, thats where he wants to playing right now.
If he wanted to play in Edmonton he would have signed in Edmonton when he was offered a contract there.

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02-13-2009, 11:43 AM
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Laraque is too much of a gentleman to fight.

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02-13-2009, 12:04 PM
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Rangers comeback
Islanders comeback

Never freakin give up, even if it's 5-0 with 2 minutes to go, get the goals and keep your pride as a team instead of going for the "moral victory".
A fight is a good momentum shifter when there's still time to make a comeback though.
but they were happy and trying last year- they are upset about something now and that something is carbonneau/gainey related.

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02-13-2009, 12:25 PM
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but they were happy and trying last year- they are upset about something now and that something is carbonneau/gainey related.
Islanders comback is this year.
You know this for a fact that it has something to do with gainey or Carbonneau or are you just like the many others looking for an easy out on the bad performance?

How come no one can just accept the fact that the team is playing poorly right now without needing a reason for the poor play?

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02-13-2009, 12:38 PM
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How about we stop losing 7-2 and 5-2 instead...
but that's kovalev's fault if we get scored on 6 goals/game . And Laraque's fault if there is no passion on the ice ...


trade them both for nothing , and we'll be better off ...









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02-13-2009, 12:58 PM
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Georges Laraque fights an average of 11,8 fights per year since his debut in the NHL. He now have 6 fights in 21 games played. It means that if he was healthy all year and played the entire 82 games, he would end up with 23 fights. Thats way more than what he's already done.

And yes i know he didn't play 82 games a year every season. So here's another fact : He had 118 fights before this season in 634 games (0,186 fights/game) and this year he has 6 fight in 21 games (0,285)

My point is that we knew what georges has to offer in terms of fight quality, but do not whine about the fight quantity cuz he already fight way more often than usual.

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02-13-2009, 01:08 PM
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but that's kovalev's fault if we get scored on 6 goals/game . And Laraque's fault if there is no passion on the ice ...


trade them both for nothing , and we'll be better off ...








You're such a weirdo. Nobody ever said anything about trading anyone for "nothing" as you constantly seem to reference.

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02-13-2009, 01:43 PM
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I knew Laraque wouldn't do anything against Edmonton, thats where he wants to playing right now.
He took the same money to play in Montreal. And we had the same complaints of Laraque back when we had him...great fighter but doesn't fight lots. The main reason is Laraque is a nice guy and won't play dirty or agitate, very honorable but it doesn't help a team's pride when their getting blown out (which happened lots when he played for us). He needs to play meaner and nastier, but unfortunately he is a nice guy .

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02-13-2009, 01:47 PM
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A Laraque who doesn't hit or fight is useless for the team, if he do not want to fight at least he have to hit...

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02-13-2009, 01:48 PM
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You're such a weirdo. Nobody ever said anything about trading anyone for "nothing" as you constantly seem to reference.

on the net ! no way !

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02-13-2009, 02:07 PM
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Well he did fight Fritz in Long Island I believe down 4-1 and we won that game 5-4
Oh yeah.. I forgot about that one. Actually, Islanders were leading 3-1 when they fought.

And still, i still think he is overpaid for what he brought so far for the team this season.

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02-14-2009, 04:34 AM
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02-14-2009, 04:41 AM
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of keeping Laraque and his overpaid @ss! What a freakin waste this guys has been! Money could have been spent on a middleweight who can actually play the game.
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02-14-2009, 04:43 AM
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We've seen enough of this, when teams were losing badly to the habs in the past, they would send their fighters out and they would fight in order to lose with "pride". Why isnt Laraque doing it? He's scared to make the team lose with stupid penalties, but when it was 7-2 in edm, and 5-2 in calgary, he could have gone and at least do something...at least kostopoulos was trying to stir things up, but laraque is so useless...
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02-14-2009, 05:39 AM
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I want Laraque to be a pest like Neil from Ottawa, just imagine him annoying the players and if someone have the courage to fight him he got a good chance to be owned. That would affect the other team a lot and Laraque would continue to be the pest later in the game.

I wish he was less kindful, he would help the Habs a lot and will fight maybe even less than now.

I want an annoying Laraque, a Laraque who always talk to opposite players and make them angry until they want to fight and lose. Rince and repeat...

He would be a lot more useful than now...

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02-14-2009, 05:51 AM
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I want Laraque to be a pest like Neil from Ottawa, just imagine him annoying the players and if someone have the courage to fight him he got a good chance to be owned. That would affect the other team a lot and Laraque would continue to be the pest later in the game.

I wish he was less kindful, he would help the Habs a lot and will fight maybe even less than now.

I want an annoying Laraque, a Laraque who always talk to opposite players and make them angry until they want to fight and lose. Rince and repeat...

He would be a lot more useful than now...
Laraque aint the kinda guy that can fly under the refs radar... He stated several times that the refs where focusing on him everytime hes steppin on the ice. I guess he would get tons of minor penalties if ever tried to be that kind of players...
Anyway Georges aint in a top shape presently so... Its pretty tough to do his job when your back or your groin hurt... His job aint only fighting the other team big guy... Obviously you cant afford having a guy that cant move his feet on the ice... I really hope hes gonna get his shape back...

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02-14-2009, 08:23 AM
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An obvious point is being completely ignored. When another teams fighter challenges Laraque he always is willing to fight. When Laraque challenges their fighters they often choose not to. Don't blame Laraque for not fighting when it is the other team that is not willing to fight. Laraque challenged Laperierre last night because he was running around hitting guys. He and Stortini were only on the ice for one shift against Edmonton and Stortini stayed on the other side of the ice. The Oilers chose not to dress McIntyre because they knew it would not benefit thier team to see him lose. Roy and Laraque were yapping with each other but Roy wanted nothing to do with him against Calgary. Simply put...Laraque can't just go out and grab a guy. He gets an instigator, gets suspended, the extra penalty and so on. How does that help the team? What we have seen is the other teams are not running our guys. Laraque is worth every penny and most teams in the league would die to have him.

I have been frustrated that he is not going out and hitting guys but that seems to have changed the last few games...and other teams are complaining that he is hitting guys that are smaller than him. He doesn't have the foot speed to hit guys as often as Begin but when he does get them...they are hurting.

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02-14-2009, 08:54 AM
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Laraque fights for show, that's why he does it in the game's opening. He never fight later in the game to defend his teammates or anything.

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02-14-2009, 10:19 AM
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Laraque fights for show, that's why he does it in the game's opening. He never fight later in the game to defend his teammates or anything.
When has he not defended his teammates? the games he has played he has always made it known that he is there to answer the call.

As for fighting at the start of the game. Laraque said in an interview at the beginning of the year that guys always challenge him at the start of the game to get the fight out of the way. Often times the heavies know they are going to have to fight him and they don't want to have to think about it all game. Get the fight over with and play hockey.

BTW a poll also at the beginning of the year by the league fighters said that he was hands above anyone the most feared fighter. Boogaard was a distant second.

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02-14-2009, 10:22 AM
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When has he not defended his teammates? the games he has played he has always made it known that he is there to answer the call.

As for fighting at the start of the game. Laraque said in an interview at the beginning of the year that guys always challenge him at the start of the game to get the fight out of the way. Often times the heavies know they are going to have to fight him and they don't want to have to think about it all game. Get the fight over with and play hockey.

BTW a poll also at the beginning of the year by the league fighters said that he was hands above anyone the most feared fighter. Boogaard was a distant second.
Last night ! Did you even watch this game ?

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02-14-2009, 10:25 AM
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Last night ! Did you even watch this game ?
every minute of every game. He challenged Laperrierre and Tucker last night. neither would fight him.

Who was he suppose to defend?

What do you want him to do. Just grab a guy and start slugging him? He gets a penalty, the team loses and he probably gets suspended. What a great idea!

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02-14-2009, 10:31 AM
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Look, for once and for all. Georges does serve a very important purpose. He does hit and hit hard and he keeps the other teams as honest as humanly possible. He does that by and large by his presence. Take the last 3 games for example. Calgary by and large didn't take any liberties with our guys (not that they needed to) Edmonton- same thing. Colorado also had to mind their manners. Although Brisebois had to go with Tucker but that was by choice.
Recall the Phoenix game where Sauer took out AKost. Had TKost not done the stupid thing and gone after him, Georges would have got to him.
The Kings game is another example. Someone would have had to pay for Gauthier's hit. Georges would have gone after someone -probably Ivanans and lit him up.

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02-14-2009, 10:32 AM
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every minute of every game. He challenged Laperrierre and Tucker last night. neither would fight him.

Who was he suppose to defend?

What do you want him to do. Just grab a guy and start slugging him? He gets a penalty, the team loses and he probably gets suspended. What a great idea!

LOL Yes, i would like him to pound anyone that runs your goalie. enough of this punk !

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