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Georges Laraque critiques Mark Recchi’s stance on CHLPA

George Laraque

Montreal Canadiens right winger George Laraque warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


As a member of the CHL’s Kamloops Blazers ownership group, Mark Recchi issued a press release in opposition of the potentially Georges Laraque-helmed CHLPA.

That press release included the following statement:

“I believe CHL clubs have always acted in the best interests of the players and I am concerned how a new approach may impact on our ability to continue to do this,” Recchi said.

Laraque went on CJAD 800 to criticize Recchi (and Patrick Roy’s) disapproval of the CHLPA, pointing out that many of the players-turned-owners were once in the NHL’s player association.

Laraque, appearing on CJAD’s The Locker Room on Saturday, says hundreds of former NHL players and junior players have emailed to offer support. But Mark Recchi and Patrick Roy have spoken out against it - a conflict of interest ... since they are junior owners.

You can listen to the short clip here.