Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Haha sloppy seconds

This is probably why we have the tag "Sean Avery is the biggest asshole in the NHL"...
Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Tuesday, pending a hearing with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The League said the suspension was issued in accordance with the provisions of By-Law 17 and Article 6 of the NHL Constitution for conduct "detrimental to the League or game of hockey." The suspension was imposed following inappropriate public comments about the personal lives of opposing players, and not pertaining to the game, made by Avery earlier in the day.

Boy, what could Avery have ever said this morning, on camera...

"I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the game tonight."
But c'mon, it's not like Sean Avery pulled a Plaxico "Cheddar Bob" Burress or anything...Sure it's not professional conduct, but what did he do? Speak his mind? In America we call that 1st amendment rights. Dion Phaneuf is a big boy and arguably the NHL's best checking defensemen, and especially when pissed off you would think he could take care of this himself. Of course that could have gotten out of control, but hey, that's the element of excitement.

Also, we may not be following our Elisha Cuthbert hockey player timeline close enough, but wasn't Avery technically picking Mike Komisarek's sloppy seconds?

1 comment:


1)As our post today would indicate we agree with your assessment on this. The league elevated his remarks with the suspension. What would have been a 1 day story now 'has legs', and we will probably be reading about this for days and weeks and you can bet the next Dallas-Calgary game is circled on everyone's calendar
2) Dallas owner Tom Hicks' silly statement was beyond ludicrous. Anyone who has followed hockey the past 2-3 years knows what Avery is all about. This should shock no one! He was being himself. As the weenies at Versus said, this kind of trash talk takes place on the ice all the time. Why glorify Avery with the suspension. He didn't threaten anyone, just made some dumb(par for an Avery quote) remark