Georges Laraque Responds to Steve Yzerman’s Fighting Opinions

| David M Singer

Georges Laraque to Yzerman: ‘You’re spitting on enforcers’

Well-known NHL tough guy and former Hamilton Bulldog Georges Laraque has some choice words for Steve Yzerman and any other retired NHLers who say fighting should be taken out of hockey.

“Steve Yzerman played in Detroit, where Bob Probert and Joey Kocur were there. They were the toughest guys in the NHL,” Laraque told CBC Hamilton. “Because of them, Steve Yzerman had all the room he needed to be a successful player. [They] put him on the road to the hall of fame.

“And he’s spitting on that job. He’s spitting on them saying ‘thank you very much. Now I’m a hall of famer, lets take fighting out of the game.”

Laraque is responding to statements Yzerman made to TSN earlier this week, in the wake of the fight during the Montreal Canadiens home opener that left enforcer George Parros with a concussion after crashing face-first into the ice.