Posts Tagged ‘Georges Laraque’

Top Line: Patrick Kaleta can learn from Matt Cooke; priciest tickets; more links

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Matt Cooke is leading the Minnesota Wild in scoring.

Once hockey’s most hated man, Matt Cooke of the Wild has turned the other cheek with great success. (Icon SMI)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• If Patrick Kaleta truly wants to change his game, Matt Cooke is ready to help. Anyone notice that Cooke is leading the Wild in scoring this season . . . and has yet to pick up a single penalty?

• Kaleta is appealing the 10-game suspension he was handed for his head shot on Jack Johnson. I’d love to hear him make his case, wouldn’t you?

• Maybe Cooke could point Max Lapierre in the right direction as well. The St. Louis Blues forward apologized on Wednesday for his hit on Dan Boyle, but that gesture is unlikely to have any impact on his Friday meeting with Brendan Shanahan and the player safety boys.

• Tuukka Rask on facing ex-teammate Tim Thomas for the first time tonight as the Panthers visit Boston: “Maybe we’ll fight or something.” Yeah, he was kidding. Probably.

Forbes went to all the trouble of putting together a slide show to rank the NHL’s most expensive tickets. The nice pictures almost take away the pain of these prices.

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  • Published On Oct 17, 2013
  • Police raid Georges Laraque’s home

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    Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque had his house raided

    When last seen, Georges Laraque was fronting a junior players union (not for these kids). (Shawn Baldwin/AP)

    By Allan Muir

    It hasn’t been a good year for Georges Laraque.

    The now-retired 13-year NHL vet was sued by a Florida company that makes synthetic ice. He was the subject of ridicule when he became the public face of a mysterious group that claimed to represent the players of Canada’s junior hockey leagues.

    Then there were those beatings laid on him by Ross Rhea and Doug Glatt.

    Now, this.

    CTV News has reported that police raided Laraque’s suburban Montreal home “as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.”

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  • Published On Jan 29, 2013