Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/14/09 at 09:52 AM ET
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
But this autumn, the “Cirque Georges Laraque,” as he calls it, has pulled down the big top. If you want the Ringling Brothers, he said on the eve of Canadiens training camp, you’ll need to go elsewhere.
Inside and out, this is a new Laraque, one who aims to focus purely on hockey and his role on a virtually new team.
He dropped 20 pounds over the summer, his current 245 the lightest he’s been since he was drafted into the NHL by Edmonton in 1995.
He dramatically changed his diet. As a vegan, Laraque now eats no meat, fish or dairy products.
He says he’ll no longer be the go-to guy for an insatiable media machine whose talk-shows and frothing panelists covet him for the ratings spike he provides.
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