On This Valentine’s Day – Tips From Georges

Georges Laraque was an enforcer during his pro hockey career, but really, in real life and by all accounts, he’s more like Rudolf Valentino or a giant, muscle-bound teddy bear than an enthusiastic, raw-knuckled pugilist. I suppose this might be why he no longer has an NHL gig.

Any way you slice it, the former Canadien feels the love, as witnessed in the latest Reader’s Digest.  Here, the big fellow tells us how to treat a lady.

For all the guys (and gals) on this Valentine’s Day, here’s Georges:

“Let her talk. A woman who gets the chance to speak thinks the world of the date who listens to her, and will often gush about it afterward with friends on the phone. So keep your eyes open and look as if you’re interested even if you’re not.

Be generous with compliments; show affection in public; be a gentleman; and don’t forget the romance.

Don’t go to the movies – have a candlelight dinner.

To keep your relationship in the honeymoon phase, keep taking her out for special dates so she has a chance to dress up. She’ll feel as special as she did in the beginning.”

21 thoughts on “On This Valentine’s Day – Tips From Georges”

  1. Georges Laraque said: “So keep your eyes open and look as if you’re interested EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT.”

    Georges, the women are smarter than you think. They can tell if you are faking it and will put you in the doghouse faster than you can say ‘the code’.

    In love and life, as well as in hockey, it’s just not good enough to pretend you’re putting in the effort. Give it everything that you’ve got. All the time. There are no shortcuts Georges.

    Happy Valentines Day to everyone who frequent this wonderful site.

    Hope Cupid is good to all of you.

  2. Georges need to add “take her to a hockey game!” Get to dress up in your jersey, sream with passion and enjoy a great sport together. Some of the happiest couples I see are at hockey games.

  3. Oh Lordy, if only it was all so simple and straightforward.

    I always come here for my insights into all matters relating to hockey and strong beer preparation and yes life in general.

    But, if gorgeous Georges is what your serving up for relationships advice Dennis, then if you don’t mind, I think I’ll continue working my way through Vogue, Elle and suchlike in the hope of some enlightenment.

  4. Seeing as we’re still paying for Georges, I am not interested in his post-Habs activity. He is hurting us more than helping so he can take his advice and his granola bar and shove it.

  5. Good news Dennis… Darche is reported to be a game-time decision, and Patches should be back in for tomorrow! Cammy should be ready for the Winter Classic in Cow Town.

  6. Okay Blue Bayou, but if your wife leaves you for the milkman, don’t say Georges and I didn’t warn you.

  7. But Diane, tickets are so expensive. Wouldn’t a room at Motel 6 and a bottle of Four Aces sherry be better?

  8. That is good news, Danno. Darche has been a big contributor this year and we need him. And it goes without saying about Max and Cammy.

  9. Dennis,

    People familiar with the dairy industry in this country (the UK) knowing that home delivery by a milkman is dying out will think your comment a little wide of the mark.

    However as one of only 6 houses in England to still have milk delivered you’ve sown the nagging seed of doubt and nothing will ever now be the same………

  10. Blue Bayou, I just checked Canada Post tracking and your parcel has left Canada and that’s all the info I have. It was mailed exactly two weeks ago. I’m thinking it’s somewhere in London as we speak.

  11. Blue Bayou, please don’t think we’re weird, but we’ve had our milk come in bags since 1967.


    Here’s a fascinating video which explains everything…


    Are milk bags making a comeback in Britain? It seems so. Almost a year ago Sainbury’s made the switch from jugs to bags at it’s supermarkets across the UK…


    More on the milk bag from Wiki…


    Will we soon be buying Glenfiddich in a bag?

    Stay tuned.

  12. Danno,

    As I’m not an avid reader of Grocer’s Weekly this is all news to me. The only liquid I thought went into a plastic bag was the water in which you transported your goldfish, won in the coconut shy at the local fairground.

    I don’t shop at Sainsbury’s stores and most milk I see in stores is in plastic bottles or in Tetrapak.

    I wonder if ingesting too much plasticiser is leading to more aggression in society, with soft plastic being worse than hard from this point of view.

    This would explain why in European football we have the odd case of handbags but little else whereas hockey just can’t shake off the prediliction for all out mad fightin’ .

    Or to look at it the other way around, maybe soft plastcisers interfere less with the average male fighting cells or hormones or whatever (Biology wasn’t my strong point – the midwife thought I fainted because of the blood ‘n stuff, I was too embarrassed to tell her it was the shock of realising babies didn’t come out the belly button).

    So that’s maple syrup, fish fingers and milk discussed in depth. One day we’ll get round to hockey.

  13. Oh and Dennis on the subject of Ships Coming In, I thought this would serve as a doffing of the cap to the Yotes for giving as a leg up into 5th place last night.


    (Mr Bettman asked me to post this just so all those who talk about sunbelt franchises realise they do get snow down there. Maybe too much snow so that’s why they can’t get to the games)

  14. A very handsome hat, Blue Bayou. I used to have one of those. I remember I was wearing it when I took my little girl to the fair a long time ago and one of the carnies said, “Hey little girl, why don’t you get your dad there wearing the stupid hat to try this game?” I wish I still had it.

  15. Blue Bayou, the Habs are so good they move into fifth without even having to play the game. Is that good or what?

  16. Dennis, the cheap motel and sherry are standard items. Have to step up a bit for Valentine’s Day. Once a year can’t hurt. 🙂 Top shelf all the way!

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