Geoff F. has sent along a most intriguing clip of Georges Laraque giving us some insight into Mike Cammalleri on a Quebec TV show, TVA Sports, and for those of us who struggle with the language, Geoff has been kind enough to give us an outline of what Laraque says.
I don’t know if Georges is exaggerating or whether he’s on the level, but regardless. it’s very interesting stuff. And I don’t suppose he and Mike will be getting together anytime soon.
Here’s what Mr. Laraque said:
– Mike C went in to JM’s office and asked for a letter on his jersey – One game when the Habs were playing poorly JM came in the room and started to yell at guys and said, “Hey Mike, instead of coming into my office and asking for a letter on your sweater, start playing like you deserve one.” All the guys in the room started shooting incredulous glances at each other that he had went in and asked for a letter.
– at Christmas they had a gift exchange at a steakhouse and Lapierre had picked Mike C’s name as his gift recipient and put a “C” as the gift for Mike C. -Mike was offended by the joke and decided to leave -All the guys were a little uncomfortable with it but thought it was funny.
-When they were picking the captains nobody picked Mike C and he didn’t like that. Apparently a lot of the guys thought he was a little too conceited and since then it appears was when Mike C’s performance dipped.
-Many feel that he was like a politician, the way he went shaking hands with all the legends at the Centennial. Everyone felt it was like Mike C. throwing in his candidacy for the “C”.
The video clip of this can seen here – Laraque on TVA Sports