Friday, July 14, 2006

Laraque's big goodbye

I really hadn't realized Georges Laraque was this popular in Edmonton:
The lineup was a two-hour wait from back to front, but still not enough time for Colleen Zaworski to compose herself at the sight of big Georges Laraque.

Tears welled in her eyes as she told the fan favourite that the Edmonton Oilers made a mistake not re-signing him and how the community will miss him and his big smile. Laraque is to her kids what Wayne Gretzky was to her when she was growing up, she said.
Any marginal player that can draw a huge crowd from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. like that deserves to stay. My guess is that, at some point, 'Big Georges' will be back in Edmonton.

Credit for the link to my friends at BoA.



At 3:26 p.m., July 15, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

No on has said anything here, so I feel obliged.


At 9:23 p.m., July 15, 2006, Blogger El Mas Chingón said...

I wish Los Angeles went after him. He would've been a good fit with the Kings.

At 12:33 p.m., July 16, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

From the perspective of putting the best possible team on the ice, I can see why Lowe didn't resign him. From the perspective of the fan with a significant emotional investment in the life and times of the club, and who's already seen the biggest name we've had in many years bugger off for God knows what reason, keeping a fan favourite who wants to be there is a no brainer.



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