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#1 officerfarva

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:58 PM

That's what ESPNradio is reporting. I also saw it on hockeyfights.com.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:01 PM

It was also mentioned during the Devils intermission saying Laraque will protect Crosby on the ice. The Penguins seeing Crosby getting beat up and knocked around they want a big guy/fighter like Laraque. Now the Penguins might be getting the best in the NHL for that. Good move by the Penguins.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:04 PM

I'm pretty sure Laraque and Avery have a history and the Rangers play the Pens soon. I hope Laraque beats the hell out of him.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:05 PM

I don't get it, what does this have to do with hockey's demise officerfarva?

Yes, Avery made some racial comments toward Georgie last season.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:05 PM

I don't get it, what does this have to do with hockey's demise officerfarva?


Hockey's demise? You must have me confused with Derek, I love the NHL. I hate Versus.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:20 PM

It was also mentioned during the Devils intermission saying Laraque will protect Crosby on the ice. The Penguins seeing Crosby getting beat up and knocked around they want a big guy/fighter like Laraque. Now the Penguins might be getting the best in the NHL for that. Good move by the Penguins.


Has Crosby been getting beat up and knocked around? Given that he's leading the NHL in scoring by such a margin suggests that he hasn't, from what I understand.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:30 PM

I would pay good money to see Laraque absolutely beat Avery to a bloody pulp.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:22 AM

I would pay good money to see Laraque absolutely beat Avery to a bloody pulp.

Too bad it will never happen. Avery is a coward protected by Bettman's instigator rule. Anyone notice how Avery wouldn't fight Janssen or Rupp, but tried to duke it out with Madden. He's a wuss.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:25 AM

You can get 3 instigators before getting a 1 game suspension. I don't think that is whats stopping anyone. It's more you don't want to put your team on the PK and possibly cost your team a goal just to fight a guy. The coach will not be happy with that.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:26 AM

You can get 3 instigators before getting a 1 game suspension. I don't think that is whats stopping anyone. It's more you don't want to put your team on the PK and possibly cost your team a goal just to fight a guy. The coach will not be happy with that.

That's what I'm saying. Nobody wants to take an instigator penalty and end up shorthanded.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:32 AM

Too bad it will never happen. Avery is a coward protected by Bettman's instigator rule. Anyone notice how Avery wouldn't fight Janssen or Rupp, but tried to duke it out with Madden. He's a wuss.


I think that was just because he wanted to take Madden off the ice for five minutes as opposed to the other two, since Madden and Pandolfo are like the big cats that make Mickey Mouse Jagr run and hide.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:33 AM

Either way, he still wouldn't fight Janssen or Rupp.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:36 AM

Has Crosby been getting beat up and knocked around? Given that he's leading the NHL in scoring by such a margin suggests that he hasn't, from what I understand.



From what I understand that is what they are saying in Pittsburgh and was mentioned last night during the intermission of the Devils/Rangers game. Just relating what was said for one of the reasons Pittsburgh trading for Laraque. A player can still be knocked around and lead the NHL in scoring even with a margin.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:43 AM

I can't believe that Laraque has a NTC ?
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:06 AM

Not only Crosby. They have 3 young kids on that team. And no tough guy. It's a good gamble to throw your chips down when you know damn well that the salary cap is not going to allow you to keep these guys together for very long.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:26 PM

Plain and simple. The Penguins needed a goon and they got the best of the best there with Laraque.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:32 PM

Plain and simple. The Penguins needed a goon and they got the best of the best there with Laraque.


Laraque isn't a complete goon like say a Boogaard or an Ivanas.

Laraque can still play the game better then most enforcers in the league, and that says alot as most would consider him the best fighter in the league. With Crosby, Malkin, and Staal in the line-up, the Pens needed someone better than Thorburn to fend people off. I belive they have Cairns in the AHL but he is just a parking cone on the blueline, a forward enforcer is much better than a defensive enforcer.

And there is no way Avery would EVER fight Big George, it's just not gonna happen. Avery barely fights middle-weights let alone the best heavyweight in the league.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Does PJ Stock still play?
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:46 PM

Does PJ Stock still play?


Oh man that guy was the creme of the crop in the 'a$$hole' category. I remember a while back the Bruins had t-shirt jerseys that read "Ass-Kicker" and had a 42 on the back. :evil:
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

Too bad it will never happen. Avery is a coward protected by Bettman's instigator rule. Anyone notice how Avery wouldn't fight Janssen or Rupp, but tried to duke it out with Madden. He's a wuss


I think that was just because he wanted to take Madden off the ice for five minutes as opposed to the other two, since Madden and Pandolfo are like the big cats that make Mickey Mouse Jagr run and hide.


I think he tried with Madden because Madden wears a visor and there are rules about fighting wearing a visor...4 min...nope...much more...and could get the instigator even tho slimeball started the yapping.
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