Former Edmonton Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque has a new book out. Perhaps you're heard of it, what with the accusations that the NHL is filled with more juice than a Florida orange grove.
But "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy" also includes Laraque's candid thoughts about his NHL career, including the coaches he's played for … like when he was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, for example.
From the Canadian Press:
Laraque also took a shot at Wayne Gretzky in the book, calling the former Phoenix Coyotes coach, "The worst coach I've ever played for."
Now, in fairness, Laraque only played for Ron Low, Kevin Lowe, Craig MacTavish, Michael Therrien, Guy Carbonneau, Bob Gainey and Jacques Martin during his NHL career; and by comparison, Gretzky wasn't a better coach than any of them, with the caveat that Lowe only coached a single season (but still made the playoffs).
And, in fairness, Wayne Gretzky was a terrible coach.