Mother Earth gets an enforcer

Dr. David Suzuki – no, that pic is NOT a GG11 PhotoShop – no longer has to provide all the muscle for the environmental movement.

BGL has become deputy leader of the Green Party.

You read it here first: This kick-starts the Greens toward a majority.

It’s about time the Charter gained a Code.



  1. cooper says:

    Certainly do not mind having a guy that can shoot like that on our team.
    Certainly is my nhl picks for the 2010-2011 season. Go Habs!


    nhl picks and live hockey odds from coopers sports.

  2. Duracell3 says:

    Because he was so great in 08-09 before he was vegan right?

  3. Duracell3 says:

    BGL was never out of shape. Hurt yes, out of shape no.

  4. jkirk says:

    I think Laraque should be given the number one position in the Green Party. He has so much potential. May could maybe be his backup for the first couple of years until he starts to show what he can do. I mean, look at his size, and how much he’s accomplished at such a young age. It would be such a shame if they let him go and he went to another party and led them to victory.

  5. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Rather than friends of themselves, The Liberal Party and friends of the Taliban, the NDP. We have lots of great choices, eh?   

  6. Thomas Le Fan says:

    All this makes me believe that the Green Party is as phony as big Georges Laraque.    

  7. Puck Bard says:

    Laraque is a media clown: bouncing from one bad project to another. He can’t stand to be out of the light.


  8. The Cat says:

    I dont particularly care for SK, but Dale Hunter’s opinion of him made it hard to blow him over in my book.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  9. The Cat says:

    That I can agree with. If BGL really saw that with the instigator he couldnt do his work, plus with his back, then yes he shouldve considered retirement. Ive watched him from a long time ago, I just cant believe he came to Mtl with bad faith, or to fleece the habs like some say.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  10. nightmare_49 says:

    Sunday Quotes from Steve Simmons

        – There are all kinds of players less effective than Dominic Moore, who make more money than the newest Tampa Bay forward, who signed for two years, $2.2 million US. This was a terrific deal by Steve Yzerman, but you have to wonder: In an NHL filled with barely adequate $2 million-a-year players, what is it about Moore that makes him always settle for less?

        – Brian Burke claims the market will pick up for Kaberle after the Ilya Kovalchuk case gets settled. Not sure I understand the correlation between the two. If 27 teams have nothing to do with Kovalchuk in any way, how will their needs be different once the matter is concluded? Either way, Burke has until Aug. 15 to make a deal for Kaberle, who twice was to go to Philadelphia — once for Eric Lindros, once for Jeff Carter — with neither deal ever consummated. But those deals have.

        – Even after the dubious signing of Alexei Ponikarovsky, the Los Angeles Kings are almost $13 million under the salary cap. This is a quality team that needs to be bold and has the money to do so. Being patient should no longer be the mantra for the Kings.

  11. nightmare_49 says:

       He’s Back

       Sunday Rumours with Bruce Rumours Garrioch

       Veteran NHL free agents getting squeezed: Agent

  12. habsgod says:

    riders will beat the alouettes again and it won’t be close!

  13. crabvader says:

    If it’s not one guy, it’s another. Let’s leave the politics to BGL, shall we?

  14. crabvader says:

    Hahaha, does Eklund even know what a salary cap is?

  15. HabFanSince72 says:

    The only thing the Green Party do at the federal level is help friend of the oil companies and friend of tuna fisheries, Stephen Harper.



  16. Chuck says:

    I’ve got to agree.

    When he was signed, I thought, “Great! Now we’ve finally got someone to watch the backs of our playmakers!”

    Problem is, that’s all that he did: watch.

  17. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Just do it!

  18. ooder says:

    in a heart beat.

    and then call anaheim’s gm and laugh at him


    88 is the new 23

  19. nickster13 says:

    Hmm, I would do that trade, it would be hard, but i would do it, provided we could lock ryan up!

  20. smiler2729 says:

    Gotta love Eklund rumours, Price to Anaheim for Hiller and Ryan, yuk yuk yuk!

  21. Danno says:

    Let’s hope he doesn’t skate around those issues.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  22. Aerobiz says:

    Now Georges will be faced with the task of fighting pollution and global warming.

    But only if pullotion and global warming agree to fight him.


    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  23. showey47 says:

    According to ducks coach randy carlyle, burke wanted to move grabovski along with blake to anaheim in the trade that brought gigeure to toronto. All burke wanted back was a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him. Koivu recommended to bob murray not to take grabovski. I highly doubt jaro is any kind of a cancer,his agent on the other hand is as unprofessional as they come. As for sk,i think he gets a little bit of a bum wrap. People say he is greedy but they forget he was drafted out of belarus. He could have just as easily played in the khl for alot more money till he was ready to come to montreal. Instead he came over to play junior hockey for $50 a week,to learn the language and adjust to the north american game. I don’t agree with some of the things he has done but i also don’t feel he was fairly handled by martin.

  24. Malreg says:

    I’ll be VERY surprised if he is still with the Rangers 2 years from now, let alone 4…

  25. showey47 says:

    Well, i did say slowly. Can’t believe boogaard was given a contract like that to play 5 minutes a night.

  26. habstown says:


     alouettes will beat them next week and be the #1 team., just like last year.

  27. madcap_habsfan says:

    finally something BGL is doing that i can get behind

  28. habsgod says:


  29. RGM says:

    “The players who can’t do anything other then drop the gloves are slowly becoming extinct.”

    Thanks to Glen Sather, the Boogey Man will still be in the NHL for another 4 years, making $1.6M per year.

    Josh Gorges for Captain!

  30. RGM says:

    Jaro because he was Jaro, or because of Alan Walsh? After all, we’ve heard from the armchair GMs here this past few months over and over that everybody just LOVED Jaro because he worked hard and earned it unlike that spoiled punk from Anahim Lake that had it all handed to him on a silver platter, so this would be a little interesting, to say the least.

    Josh Gorges for Captain!

  31. punkster says:

    What, you missed the 2008-2009 season? BGL was a dud from the day he landed in Montreal. Never brought a thing to our team then and continued his carefree ride through 28 head shaking games this season.


  32. J.T. says:

    Really?  Because I heard from a VERY, VERY reliable source that he was a humble, quiet teammate who did nothing but help his team win.  Funny how rumours get started, isn’t it?


  33. J.T. says:

    I totally agree that Laraque came to the Canadiens under false pretenses.  He’s been hurt with the Penguins the year before to the point that when he couldn’t play to start his first season in Montreal, Crosby said, “Is it his groin again?”  I think the “Code” was a system of beliefs created to cover for the fact that Laraque really *couldn’t* fight anymore.  He won his contract with the Canadiens based on his fearsome reputation, then couldn’t fulfill it.  Both he and the team were at fault: Laraque for not being honest and the team for not having him thoroughly checked out before they signed him.  It was a bad, bad signing, all around.


  34. showey47 says:

    oops,thought you were talking about story links,not video.

  35. showey47 says:

    BGL did the same thing when carbo and gainey coached the team,it just wasn’t martin. Do you ever remember him taking care of business when any of our offensive players or goalies were given cheap shots? There was tom kostopulous getting his ass handed to him every night trying to do the one job bgl was brought in to do. The players who can’t do anything other then drop the gloves are slowly becoming extinct. If bgl had any honour he would have retired instead of having the habs buy him out hence saving us the cap space. He already ripped off the organization for 3 million over the last 2 years for being out of shape for 2 consecutive training camps,never mind his chronic back problems.

  36. The Cat says:

    I like how these guys like Jaro or SK or Grabovski are cancers when they can barely string an english sentence together.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  37. The Cat says:

    I think he was easy to use as a scapegoat to be honest. How much was he playing like 7 minutes per game at best? To fight but without risking an instigator…pretty much impossible nowadays. Dallas used Avery as a scapegoat too. Patrick Lalime in Ottawa too…All guys that were going through the grinder with the media so it was easy.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  38. RGM says:

    He’s not, but that’s not the issue here. The cap itself is not ridiculous – what is ridiculous is the inability of NHL GM’s to rein in their own spending on top free agents, the very thing that we lost the 2004-05 over. We’re five years removed from those horrible times, and once again the likes of Brian Campbell are commanding more than $7M per season.

    If the GM’s could learn how to be responsible and manage their spending a little (OK, a lot) better, we wouldn’t have 14 teams–including our Canadiens–with over $55M in spending that still have roster players to sign. They have foiled themselves with their recklessness.

    Josh Gorges for Captain!

  39. Precisionist says:

    “Georges is not a policy wonk”


    -Elizabeth May, July 31, 2010.

  40. RGM says:

    Does that include the $4M penalty that the Hawks are facing for going over the cap this year? I’m guessing so based on the “including bonuses” figure – which likely includes the carry-over for Toews, Kane, et al.

    Josh Gorges for Captain!

  41. Danno says:

    Just eat the blue smarties and everything will seem okay.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  42. Mark says:

    We’ve always been the best team in the CFL!


    That being said, if it wasn’t for that tremendous 4th quarter, I don’t know what the outcome would’ve been. Other than Cates and Congi, the team just kinda seemed outta sync tonight. Our defense this year isn’t quite what it was last year, but like Coach Miller says, that was last year, and this is this year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled we won, but I was more impressed with the win over the Als and Lions than I was with tonight’s game. 

    As always, GO RIDERS! (and Habs!)

  43. The Cat says:

    Theres no reason to believe that BGL stopped to do what he was paid to do just cause he was in Montreal. All enforcers die a slow death with Jacques (Oh god oh god dont take a penalty!) Martin . Rob Rae, Andre Roy, (Not sure about Belak) and BGL. I doubt BGL just stopped on a whim, all enforcers have some honour, I dont know many of them that wanna go out with a pussy reputation especially not BGL who had a serious legacy going.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  44. The Cat says:

    Suzuki looks like he could have been in the karate kid.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  45. The Cat says:

    Edit…Sorry misread 🙂


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  46. The Cat says:

    The salary cap is ridiculous, it will allow subpar players to play in the NHL just cause they wont command a decent salary. No one can tell me that Toivonen is a better goalie than Yann Danis.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  47. The Capitalist Pig says:

    Thinking about Laraque is about as useful as dwelling on a really good fart you cut in a high school physics lab 30 years ago.

  48. nightmare_49 says:

       from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

       In order to fit in Niemi’s cap hit, the Hawks might have as many as nine players making less that $900,000.

      Those nine players could turn out to be defensemen John Scott, Jordan Hendry and Jassen Cullimore; forwards Bryan Bickell, Jack Skille, Jake Dowell, Jeff Taffe and Viktor Stalberg; and goalie Hannu Toivonen.

      On a team that needs to watch every dollar, Toivonen’s cap hit of $500,000 could hand him the backup job over Corey Crawford, whose hit is $800,000.

      Combined those nine players would earn about $5.178 million.

      Add that to the $53.9 million including bonuses for Toews, Niemi, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, Dave Bolland, Tomas Kopecky, Troy Brouwer, Brian Campbell, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson, and it’s roughly $59.078 million – leaving approximately $246,000 of wiggle room under the $59.4 million cap.

       Read more:

  49. showey47 says:

    Use google translate. The translation wording is a little off sometimes but it works for me. I use it to translate the rds site.


  50. nightmare_49 says:

       Dallas Stars Hope to Follow Coyotes’, Texas Rangers’ Success in Uncertain Times / by Susan Slusser


       Michael Russo tweets …………  New York Islanders have shown interest in Eric Belanger. They called members of the Wild for intel

       from Steve Simmons twitter …………  Nice signing by Yzerman: Dominic Moore makes teams better. He did it in TOR and MTL. He’s not a star of any kind but a very solid piece.



  51. crabvader says:

    I bet Suzuki could kick Laraque’s ass.

  52. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    well, thats the story BGL gave after his dismissal.  Whether it is true or not is anybody’s guess.  As much as we all claim to know about the inner dealing’s of the habs, unless you are privy to inside information it’s all a mystery.

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