Montreal - GM Bob Gainey landed UFA right winger Georges Laraque from Pittsburgh. Gainey signed Laraque to a three year deal evaluated to $1.5M per season with a partial no trade clause.
The coming of tough guy Laraque will bring some much needed weight to the team. This is good news for the team. Players will be able to play with some more ease knowing that Laraque will be there to calm down little trouble makers such as Chris Neil, Sean Avery, or Darcy Tucker.
Yes, Laraque is big and can bring some "discipline" on the ice, but he can also play hockey.
Carbonneau will, without a doubt, be thrilled by this great move from his boss. Although Carbonneau always said that he didn't need tough guys to win, and he proved it, we all know he will welcome big Georges with open arms.
This is in preparation to the 2009 playoff run.
Let the season begin NOW!