Canadiens Split With Georges Laraque
General manager Bob Gainey contacted him Thursday morning and told him that head coach Jacques Martin didn’t had any confidence in him anymore and the team believes they can win without the enforcer in the lineup. The club will pay his salary for the rest of the season and will buy out the rest of his contract at the end of the 2009-10 campaign.
Given the style of teams Martin has recently coached in the past in Ottawa and Florida, it comes as no surprise that Martin wouldn’t be a fan of a player like Laraque.
“I was very emotional and I’m very hurt by this decision. I’m a proud guy and I may have let my emotions get the better of me,” Laraque told TSN.
“Needless to say, I’m very disappointed.”