Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/08/06 at 12:48 PM ET
He began skating in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at age four. Like most Canadian kids, he loved and played hockey, and his idols growing up were hockey players, Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzsky, who at that time played for the team that Georges plays for now, the Edmonton Oilers. Laraque not only played hockey, but football and soccer. His father was a soccer coach in Canada. At age 16, he decided to forget about football and soccer and concentrate on hockey. Unlike most players who grow the infamous beards during the playoffs, he doesn't. But let's get it straight. He doesn't wear dreadlocks.continued update 4:28pm, The link appears to have been pulled. It was working earlier in the day. Sorry, not sure what happened.
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