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THE RENAISSANCE MAN

I ran into a former NHL player at a civic event a few weeks back. After exchanging pleasantries, I asked him how he was enjoying retirement. The smile disappeared from his face. “Honestly,” he said, “half the time I don’t know what to do with myself.”

Georges Laraque clearly isn’t having the same problem filling his post-playing days. In the nine years since he last laced ‘em up for the Montreal Canadiens, the 42-year-old seems to have found time to do virtually everything. He’s written a highly entertaining memoir, hosted a radio program, served as the deputy leader of Canada’s Green Party, appeared on CBC’s “Battle of the Blades” and “Canada Reads,” fought MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, made a memorable cameo in the cult classic “Goon,” partnered in several vegan restaurants and spearheaded charitable eff orts for (among other causes) the earthquake victims of Haiti.

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