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Parros traded to Montreal

Jul 5, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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One of the NHL’s most well-recognized tough guys is taking his mustache to Montreal — George Parros has been traded by Florida to the Canadiens for minor-league forward Philippe Lefebvre and a seventh-round pick (which was originally the Panthers’ anyway).

Parros played 39 games for the Panthers in 2013, scoring once, adding one assist and, most importantly, fighting nine times.

The 33-year-old is entering the second year of a two-year, $1.85 million contract he signed with the Panthers last summer.

In Montreal, he’ll be expected to play protector for a lineup that includes a number of talented, but undersized, forwards, including newly signed Daniel Briere.

The Habs haven’t had a true heavyweight since the days of Georges Laraque.

  1. alswingman - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    It will be very amusing to see Lucic stand up to George. Lucic will need serious repairs as he did when he was dumb enough to take on Colton Orr.

    • drewsylvania - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Lucic won’t (and shouldn’t) fight Parros unless it’s a 5-1 game (or the Habs pull their usual sticktastic hackery).

      • mikebel11 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        Ya this guy is right. Lucic has too much success cross checking people in the back of the head and fighting guys half his size. There’s no reason for him to fight Parros, that’ll just result in another temper tantrum when things don’t go the baby’s way. Besides, he wouldn’t want to get that beautiful nose punched. Then he’ll lose his deal to replace Tucan Sam when he retires.

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        Even Lucic isn’t dumb enought to fight Parros. It will be interesting to watch Chara run away from him the way he ran away from Laraque.

        Here’s a good video of a scared Chara. He can’t grab Laraque fast enough so the linesman can step in and protect him, TWICE!

      • drewsylvania - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        If it’s dumb for Lucic to fight Parros, why would Chara fight Parros?

      • drewsylvania - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        Whatever helps you sleep at night. Eastern Conference Champs must hurt.

  2. neelyisgod - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Gonna be weird to see him throw the gloves off and start diving.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

      He’s not playing for coach Julie-Ann.

      • afrozenpond - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

        1:45 The first honest words I have ever heard Jack Edwards utter…

      • theskinsman - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Habs, I think this trade is a very poor fit for Montreal. This guy hardly has time to take all that estrogen, and learn to avoid corners, not to mention all the diving practice he’ll need to fit in by the start of the season.

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

        theskinsman is a little slow on the uptake, kind of like the Bruins, only slower, but probably with just as many hits to the head. Parros will have plenty of time to watch the Bruins flop and dive when they get near him and their knees go weak and wobbly like.

        Poke the bears and watch them flop, although I noticed they didn’t keep all the floppers.

  3. bardown66 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Was lucky enough to meet the guy in person. Great guy for charities and just a good guy in the locker room. Even though i didnt see anything wrong with the gryba hit, he may want to keep his head up playing montreal next year.

  4. dboldave - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    This video cracks me up!

  5. amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Look, even in the picture he is “working the refs for a call.”

    He’ll look great with a toilet seat on his chest….

    Offseason training will be crying, whining, advanced diving techniques and French lessons…

    Be sure to read the book “How to Avoid the Corners and Not Look Cowardly.”

  6. blackhawks2010 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Wait, Parros is still in the NHL?

  7. dan46778 - Jul 6, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    That move is very unlike the habs I thought they would never have goons on there team…

  8. blackhawks2010 - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    ^^^^^Really? Can you say Nilan? ^^^^

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