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Laraque Rips Rangers for Treatment of Boogaard

The Ottawa Sun reports that Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque ripped the New York Rangers for the way they treated Derek Boogaard this season…

“He was cleared to play at the end of the season and the team just told him to take the rest of the year off,” Laraque told NHL HOME ICE on SiriusXM Radio. “You know how much pressure that puts on a guy? He was ready to play with the contract he had and the team says, ‘It’s OK, just take the rest of the year off.’ On top of that, he told me his coach was not a big fan of him.

“I don’t want to insinuate anything that happened and the cause (of his death) or whatever but I would have been frustrated if I was in that situation. The fact he was inactive so long and those two incidents happened, it clearly didn’t help him.”

Laraque adds that Boogaard had mentioned John Tortorella didn’t like him…

“He told me John didn’t really like him as a player,” Laraque said. “I don’t know what John thought or what he said.

“All I know is that Derek told me he was cleared to play, to come back, that he wanted to play and the team told him to take the rest of the year off, to get ready for next year. He didn’t tell me who told him that, he just told me the team said that.”

…not really sure what Laraque is trying to prove with these statements. He’s pretty much setting up the Rangers to be blamed if the tests prove Boogaard’s death was a suicide.

…i tell you what, if the tests comeback that it was concussion related I better hear the biggest I’m sorry from Laraque. 

…i’m going to bite my lip here so I don’t end up saying something offensive, but we all watched Boogaard this season and know what kind of shape he was in and I’ll leave it at that as far as why the Rangers may not have re-inserted him into the line-up at the end of the season.

…h/t to reader Matt P.

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Laraque Rips Rangers for Treatment of Boogaard

laraqueThe Ottawa Sun reports that Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque ripped the New York Rangers for the way they treated Derek Boogaard this season…

“He was cleared to play at the end of the season and the team just told him to take the rest of the year off,” Laraque told NHL HOME ICE on SiriusXM Radio. “You know how much pressure that puts on a guy? He was ready to play with the contract he had and the team says, ‘It’s OK, just take the rest of the year off.’ On top of that, he told me his coach was not a big fan of him.

“I don’t want to insinuate anything that happened and the cause (of his death) or whatever but I would have been frustrated if I was in that situation. The fact he was inactive so long and those two incidents happened, it clearly didn’t help him.”

Laraque adds that Boogaard had mentioned John Tortorella didn’t like him…

“He told me John didn’t really like him as a player,” Laraque said. “I don’t know what John thought or what he said.

“All I know is that Derek told me he was cleared to play, to come back, that he wanted to play and the team told him to take the rest of the year off, to get ready for next year. He didn’t tell me who told him that, he just told me the team said that.”

…not really sure what Laraque is trying to prove with these statements. He’s pretty much setting up the Rangers to be blamed if the tests prove Boogaard’s death was a suicide.

…i tell you what, if the tests comeback that it was concussion related I better hear the biggest I’m sorry from Laraque. 

…i’m going to bite my lip here so I don’t end up saying something offensive, but we all watched Boogaard this season and know what kind of shape he was in and I’ll leave it at that as far as why the Rangers may not have re-inserted him into the line-up at the end of the season.

…h/t to reader Matt P.

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