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GEORGES LARAQUE RUMORS

Report: Laraque faces fraud charges

Former NHL enforcer and current politician Georges Laraque confirmed he's facing financial fraud charges but will continue running for a vacant seat in the Canadian parliament, according to a report from the CBC. Laraque, 36, who played for four NHL teams between 1997 and 2010, says the charges stem from a dispute with engineer Marc Filion, with whom Laraque started a synthetic...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NHL Enforcer Georges Laraque Is Set To Run For Canada’s Green Party

(Colleen De Neve/ Calgary Herald) You may remember Georges Laraque as one of hockey’s greatest enforcers. His 2010 retirement from the NHL, however, has led to a blossoming career in politics. After ending his career in his hometown as a Montreal Canadien, Laraque joined the Green Party as deputy leader. He is now getting ready for a Montreal riding, where he will be running for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Laraque going into politics

Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque is going into politics. The 36-year-old Laraque will campaign for a seat from Montreal in Canada's House of Commons, he said Tuesday. A former Edmonton Oiler, Pittsburgh Penguin and Canadien, Laraque racked up 1,126 penalty minutes from 1997-2010, better known for his left jab than for his wrist shot. But in recent years he's also become...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey tough guy Laraque going into politics

Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque is going into politics. The 36-year-old Laraque will campaign for a seat from Montreal in Canada's House of Commons, he said Tuesday. A former Edmonton Oiler, Pittsburgh Penguin and Canadien, Laraque racked up 1,126 penalty minutes from 1997-2010, better known for his left jab than for his wrist shot. But in recent years he's also become...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Laraque to head CHLPA

Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has been hired as executive director of the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players' Association. Laraque announced Tuesday on his Twitter account that he was ''proud'' to accept the role. Laraque spent three years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League - winning a Memorial Cup with the Granby Predateurs in 1996 - before...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Fraud Accusation Faces Laraque

from Chloe Fedio of the Ottawa Citizen, Former NHL player turned deputy leader of the Green Party, Georges Laraque, fended off an accusation of fraud made public Monday morning in a press release from a company in the United States, claiming instead that the real fraud was committed by his Canadian partner. Florida-based Global Synthetic Ice announced Monday that Laraque’s company...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Georges Laraque Is Serious About a Comeback

If you weren’t in the Edmonton area Wednesday night, you likely didn’t get to hear Georges Laraque speaking with Jason Gregor on the Team 1260. In this nearly 20 minute long interview Laraque discusses his health issues, his desire to get another chance to end his career on his own terms, and how he feels he could help the Oilers more than any other team in the league next season...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss
PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN

Ex-NHLer: Steroids a problem in NHL

In his new book, The Story of the NHL’s Unluckiest Tough Guy, former enforcer Georges Laraque claims that the NHL has not been exempt from the steroid and PED use which has plagued other pro leagues.

Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL Enforcer Georges Laraque Says Steroid Use Was Common Throughout League in New Book

It's always interesting when a former player comes out with a book after retiring because you never quite know what unknown details are going to be revealed. Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque's news is particularly stunning, though. Laraque, who played for Edmonton, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Montreal in his 12-year career, said in his new book, The Story of the NHL's...
Via NESN.com
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Laraque: Performance-enhancing drugs prevalent in NHL

Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque detailed in his recent book that steroids is prevalent in NHL locker rooms. "I have to say here that tough guys weren't the only players using steroids in the NHL," Laraque wrote in "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy." "It was true that quite a lot of them did use this drug, but other, more talented...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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