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.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.
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.
Credit for the link to my friends at BoA.