HF4 will be along with a game review a bit later. In the meantime, I thought I would mention I loved some of Big George Laraque's comments to TSN's Darren Dreger in light of the GMs' efforts to curb fighting in the NHL. They want to have a 10 minute misconduct for "staged fights" (but those are the best kind!), and that really pissed him off:
"Stupidest thing ever!"
"I think it's a joke"
BGL thinks the proposals will lead to the elimination of the enforcer:
"This will take the one-dimensional player out of the NHL because that's who they will say starts a staged fight."
Like, say, you?
BGL is also annoyed that no enforcer is involved in these decisions:
"No one in that meeting does it (fights) for a living. Why am I not there, or Boogaard, or a player who this is directly going to impact?"
Yes, that's what Committee meetings need, more Boooooogaard!
To close, BGL said he just doesn't give a shit anymore:
"I'm aware of the criticism I will face for speaking up and being vocal. I'm trying to protect the other guys. I'm at the end of my career, for me it doesn't matter."
We haven't really had any fighting debates around here. This seems like a good a time as any. My opinion? I'm puttin' on the foil as we speak.