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08:31 AM ET 11.02 | The CHLPA won't have Georges Laraque in its most prominent role any longer. Georges Laraque is stepping down from the controversy-plagued union that's been trying to organize Canada's junior hockey players. He wasn't alone. The mystery spokesman for the union also quit Thursday night, as did the union's lawyers in Alberta and Quebec. All that's left at this point, are questions. ... For the past 48 hours there's been furious speculation that Derek Clarke, who's handled media for the CHLPA, could be Randy Gumbley -- a former junior coach and team owner with a penchant for fraud. ... TSN hockey insider Dave Naylor reported Thursday that he had interviewed Clarke over the telephone on three occasions and "it was a different Derek Clarke" the third time than it was the first two.

Toronto Sun

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November 2, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Fraud in a union? Say it ain't so.

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November 2, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Read the whole article...what a mess..

November 2, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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And it's par for the course with any other collective. But one that's membership consists solely of adolescents?! Taking advantage of kids, in ANY form, is putrid, and this crap is beyond sickening. Sorry, but if my future children are ever a success in hockey, they're avoiding MJ at all costs and waiting for a scholarship from the NCAA.

Yes, I just put the NCAA as more trustworthy than another organization. That's how low my opinion of the CHL is at the moment.

You just want them to play for the Leafs.

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November 2, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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And to go out for Halloween like their most famous NCAA signing did.

It was a thriller alright.

November 2, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Taking advantage of kids, in ANY form, is putrid, and this crap is beyond sickening.

Are you saying the CHL does not ?

November 2, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Sounds like time to resurrect the old show "To Tell the Truth" and get to the bottom of this

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November 2, 2012  09:29 AM ET

The mystery spokesman for the union
Must not have recognized him dressed up like Michael Halloween night.

November 2, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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You just want them to play for the Leafs.

*yawn*

November 2, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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I meant both sides on the MJ spectrum. I'm not defending the NCAA in any way, but the guys in MJ are treated like cattle in a way few other athletes are on this planet.

Clearly disciples of the Ku Klux Shore Clan

November 2, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And it's par for the course with any other collective. But one that's membership consists solely of adolescents?! Taking advantage of kids, in ANY form, is putrid, and this crap is beyond sickening. Sorry, but if my future children are ever a success in hockey, they're avoiding MJ at all costs and waiting for a scholarship from the NCAA.Yes, I just put the NCAA as more trustworthy than another organization. That's how low my opinion of the CHL is at the moment.

Any MJ reference can be met with serious reprisals white boy.

November 2, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Any MJ reference can be met with serious reprisals white boy.

White boy from the Great White North

November 2, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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White boy from the Great White North

If we sneak across the border are we called white backs?

November 2, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Fraud in a union? Say it ain't so.

Jimmy Hoffa sighting??????

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November 2, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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If we sneak across the border are we called white backs?

if you swim across lake ontario or the St. Lawrence you are White Wet Backs

November 2, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Major junior, not the child molester. Just incase that wasn't sarcasm.

is this a Theo Fleury reference......?

Who was the guy that molested all the jr. players?

 
November 2, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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is this a Theo Fleury reference......?

Who was the guy that molested all the jr. players?

Graham Michael James.

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