We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Habs, Laraque part ways

Thursday, 01.21.2010 / 10:52 AM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Habs, Laraque part ways
After a year and a half together, the Canadiens and Georges Laraque have parted ways.

General manager Bob Gainey was at the Canadiens' practice facility in Brossard on Thursday morning to give the media a look into what went down between the club and the Habs' enforcer.

"I met with Georges Laraques this morning to inform him that the hockey department had decided to continue working towards our goal without the help of his services," explained Gainey. "After evaluating the situation, two words came to the surface: production and distraction. If a player doesn't have enough of one to cancel the other out, it's time to take action. We believe the decision is what's best for the team."

Read the full story at canadiens.com.
Quote of the Day

I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley