With the entire junior hockey-liking world presumably listening in, Georges Laraque was a no-show for his first media appearance as executive director of the nascent Canadian Hockey League Players' Association.
The story keeps getting, well, better. The CHLPA is definitely a thing and has sparked some discussion about the compensation major junior hockey players receive, but it's not kneejerk union-bashing to wonder about its credibility. Laraque, the former NHL tough guy and promoter of self, was scheduled to appear on Sportsnet Radio's Prime Time Sports on Tuesday night and failed to appear. This came after the CHLPA announced "George" Laraque had been appointed as its executive director.Read More »from CHLPA names Georges Laraque executive director, Laraque misses media appearance