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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 11:50 AM
This Dude must be a trip, maybe some of you Hockey fans can shed some light on him

DALLAS -- Of all the cajoling, snide remarks and other stunts Sean Avery pulled on the way to becoming the biggest pest in hockey, never had he gone so far that the NHL believed it had to suspend him -- until Tuesday.

Avery was punished indefinitely by commissioner Gary Bettman for using a crude term about his former girlfriends now dating other hockey players. Bettman acted within hours, in time to keep Avery out of the Dallas Stars' game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Avery's inflammatory line came following a morning skate in Calgary, Alberta. Reporters were waiting to speak with Avery about disparaging remarks he'd made last month about Flames star Jarome Iginla when Avery walked over to the group and asked if there was a camera present. When told there was, he said, "I'm just going to say one thing."

"I'm really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada," the Ontario native said. "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, but enjoy the game tonight." He then walked out of the locker room.

Avery's ex-girlfriend, actress Elisha Cuthbert of the television show "24" and the movie "Old School," is dating Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf; she had been romantically linked to Mike Komisarek of the Montreal Canadiens. Avery also dated Rachel Hunter, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and actress who is now the girlfriend of Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll.



Sean Avery's suspension was not an isolated incident. It may be the final indiscretion by a player whose career has been not just marked by indiscretions but defined by them, ESPN.com's Scott Burnside writes. Story

"My thoughts were that it was a very disrespectful comment, and the league took action and I definitely agree with the way they took action," Phaneuf said after the Flames' 3-1 loss to the Stars.

Bettman said Avery made "inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game." The two will meet before the length of the suspension is determined. That get-together is likely to happen soon.

"I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery," Stars owner Tom Hicks said in a statement. "Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so."

Avery is the kind of player who delights in doing or saying something to get under the skin of opponents and their fans. He's led the league in penalty minutes twice, and was doing so again going into Tuesday. He's not only often called the most hated player in the NHL, he loves hearing it.

"I like to push it to the edge, no doubt about it," Avery said this summer, after signing a $15.5 million, four-year deal with the Stars. "That's how I play. That's how I live. That's what I'm all about."

His most infamous tactic came during last season's playoffs, while with the New York Rangers, when he stood in front of New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur, waving his hand and stick in the goalie's face to block his view. The next day, the league put in the so-called "Avery Rule" to prohibit such shenanigans.

Avery has been fined by the league and was once suspended by the Los Angeles Kings. Other players have been suspended for retaliating against Avery, including Chicago's Ben Eager getting a three-game suspension for swinging his stick at Avery. However, this is the first time in his seven-year career that the NHL has taken him off the ice.

"Maybe they decided that this one crossed the line further than all the others," said Stars co-general manager Brett Hull, who played with Avery in Detroit several years ago and was a driving force in signing him.

"More than anything, he's let his teammates down. That's the worst part of it," Hull said. "It's basically a fundamental -- you don't embarrass the team and you carry yourself with class and good character. I've told him before, there's more to the game than just lacing up the skates. There are things you have to be accountable for."

There is no guarantee Avery will be able to repair the damage he caused within the Stars' dressing room.

"It's going to take some time," teammate Mike Modano said. "It's a situation we'll have to address when that time comes, if it does."

Said Stars goalie Marty Turco: "It's just so disappointing for guys who have been around here for a long time and have taken a lot of pride in how this organization has been perceived. The disrespect of this morning and other things over the course of the season have been extremely disappointing for us. It's a slap in the face."

Dallas will play at Edmonton on Wednesday, again without Avery.

"Sean crossed that line," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "He won't continue with us on the trip. We've always professed that there is nobody that's ever bigger than our group or bigger than the team.

"Sean said something that just doesn't paint our organization in a good light, and appropriate steps are being taken."

Despite his tough-guy image in his job, Avery has cultivated another image in his private life: Fashionista. He's pursued his interest in the fashion world by interning with Vogue magazine. He's broken into pop culture through appearances on MTV and in tabloid gossip columns; he also grabbed a spot on People's "Sexiest Scars" list in 2007 for a gash on his lip.

The Stars signed him in hopes that his grittiness would boost last season's Western Conference finalists. Instead, the injury-riddled Stars have only 22 points, tied for the fewest in the Western Conference and near the bottom of the NHL. Avery had 77 penalty minutes in 23 games. He also had three goals and seven assists.

"It's disappointing," Stars co-general manager Les Jackson said. "Brett really stuck his neck out for him. I feel bad for Brett, because he put his total trust in Sean, and Sean hasn't respected the league, the game, the Dallas Stars, Mr. Hicks. He hasn't represented anybody professionally."

Avery and Iginla were to meet on the ice for the first time since Avery told ESPN "the NHL does a terrible job of marketing" by not promoting its "villains," and that "nobody cares about Jarome Iginla and guys like that, they're just not exciting enough."

The Stars and Flames meet three more times. Next is Feb. 3 in Dallas; the Stars return to Calgary on March 18.

"He made stupid comments and it bit him," said Flames forward Craig Conroy, Avery's former teammate with the Kings. "He probably thought it was funny. The league didn't think it was funny, the Dallas Stars didn't think it was funny and nobody thought it was funny."

His current teammates were in the locker room when Avery spoke Tuesday, but didn't necessarily hear his interview. Told what he said, most were not surprised.

"We expect that out of him like we have all year," said Turco, who was critical of Avery's agitation of Brodeur during the playoffs when it happened. "You know, the show continues."

Avery broke into the NHL in 2001-02 with Detroit. He was traded to the Kings during the following season, then was sent to the Rangers in 2007, with his arrival sparking New York's playoff run. Although he then matched his career best in goals with 15 in 2007-08, the Rangers didn't try bringing him back. His tenure ended with a lacerated spleen against Pittsburgh, which required a stay in intensive care.

Avery makes $3.5 million this season and $4 million each of the next three years. His Dallas contract also includes a limited no-trade clause.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 12:24 PM
Maybe Jack Bauer should go after him.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 01:08 PM
This Dude must be a trip, maybe some of you Hockey fans can shed some light on him
I'm a Rangers fan...Avery is the guy that you love when he's on your team and hate when he's on the opposition. He's an agitator (chippy, dirty, trash talk etc.) that gets the other team off its game and draws penalties. He's also a decent hockey player - solid 3rd or 4th line type guy.

The Rangers' record with him in the lineup last year was MUCH better than when he was out. But he pushed the envelope with the Brodeur thing last year and he had to go.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 01:25 PM
I thought it was pretty funny, but can you imagine the garbage Avery takes these days in the league, as he was an intern for Vogue magazine over the summer, and many have even speculated that he is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) despite his dating of pretty women. Incidentally, he should be able to take it as he is one of the bigger pests/menaces/shittalkers in the league.
 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 03:09 PM
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Incidentally, he should be able to take it as he is one of the bigger pests/menaces/shittalkers in the league.


LOL !

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 03:15 PM

Wonder how he would stand up to Dave Schultz ?

David "The Hammer" Schultz (born October 14, 1949 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. Schultz is renowned as one of hockey's greatest enforcers and holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single season, at 472.

Schultz earned the nickname "The Hammer" for his aggressive style of hockey. He was one of the most notable enforcers on the Philadelphia Flyers' infamous "Broad Street Bullies". After winning two Stanley Cups with the Flyers (1973–74 and 1974–75), "The Hammer" drifted through several teams (Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres) looking for a permanent position. When different GMs tried to find some "muscle" for their fledgling clubs, his was a popular number to call.

Schultz was more than a traditional enforcer; he scored 20 goals for Philadelphia in 1973–74. He also scored the series-clinching goal in overtime in the first round of the 1974 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Atlanta Flames.

* Towards the end of Tim Horton's career — and life, it soon turned out — Schultz attempted, at age 24, to pick a fight with the 44-year-old Horton, who was considerably smaller (5'10" and 190 pounds) and known for a more gentlemanly style of enforcing (he never got more than 150 penalty minutes in a season his entire career, even though he was famous for powerful hits). Horton initially refused to fight, but eventually accepted after repeated confrontations, where he defeated the younger and stronger man handily by throwing him to the ice and sitting on him until the referee ended the fight. Derek Sanderson had recently bitten Horton after receiving a crushing bear hug.

* After injuring his wrist in a fight, Schultz once put boxing wraps on his hands for protection. As things usually went, Dave had several fights in ensuing games, while wearing the wraps. However, soon after, enforcers in both the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association started wearing similar hand protection. This was not to protect an already injured hand/wrist, but to prevent themselves from injury in a fight. Soon after this trick became popular, both the WHA and NHL passed what became known as the "Schultz Rule" — thus banning the boxing wraps' short-lived career in professional ice hockey.

* Schultz co-authored a book entitled The Hammer with Stan Fischler that provides insights into the world of a professional ice hockey enforcer.

* He made a notable recording circa 1975 of the song "Penalty Box"

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 05:04 PM
Mr. Avery is just way too concerned with being "Hollywood" than being a hockey player. He's way too annoying and can't imagine players like having him on their team with all the unnecessary baggage that comes along with him. Not even like he's that good of a player...a solid 4th line player? Teams only have 4 lines, which makes him the most expendable.
 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 05:29 PM
Avery is better than a 4th liner sounds. He can play and is a good aggitator. That said he also has a big mouth and likes to showboat. His teammates obviously can't stand him. He is on his 4th team in almost as many years which speaks volumes about him. He is good but not worth the extra crap he brings the game.

As for being a goon and taking on guys like Schultz, he would get smoked. He is anot really a fighter as much as a guy who stirs the pot. He drops the gloves sometimes because someone will take exception to his play.

He is a fool because he is costing himself a career and millions of dollars. He over estimates how good he is and under estimates how many other young players would love the chance to play.

Not a team player at all. And hardly worth the media exposure that he gets.

I hope he realizes that these women were not likely virgins when he dated them so therefore he is playing with someone elses' sloppy seconds.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 06:26 PM
James is right on every count.

Interesting to see how long buttman keeps him out.

Rome had Don Cherry on today talking about this.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 07:07 PM
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I hope he realizes that these women were not likely virgins when he dated them so therefore he is playing with someone elses' sloppy seconds.


LOL !!! Amen Brother. That was a pretty stupid comment Avery made...haha.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 08:05 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Stars instigator Sean Avery apologized Wednesday for comments about his former girlfriends that led to an indefinite NHL suspension. "I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Calgary," Avery said in a statement obtained by SportingNews.com.

"I should not have made those comments and I recognize that they were inappropriate. It was a bad attempt to build excitement for the game, but I am now acutely aware of how hurtful my actions were. I caused unnecessary embarrassment to my peers as well as people I have been close with in the past.

"I apologize for offending the great fans of the NHL, the commissioner, my teammates, my coaching staff and the Dallas Stars management and ownership. As many of you know, I like to mix it up on and off the ice from time to time, but understand that this time I took it too far."

Commissioner Gary Bettman has summoned Avery to New York for a hearing Thursday.

Bettman disciplined Avery on Tuesday for making "inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game." The punishment came down only hours after Avery used a crude term about his former girlfriends dating other hockey players.

Avery missed the Stars' games against Calgary on Tuesday night and Edmonton on Wednesday night. The NHL didn't have a timetable for when a decision would be made after the meeting.

"More than anything, he's let his teammates down," said Dallas co-general manager Brett Hull, who played with Avery in Detroit several years ago and will represent the Stars at the hearing.

Despite all the cajoling, snide remarks and other stunts Avery has pulled on the way to becoming the biggest pest in hockey, this is the first time he has been suspended by the NHL.

Avery's inflammatory line came following a morning skate in Calgary.

Reporters were waiting to speak with Avery about disparaging remarks he'd made last month about Flames star Jarome Iginla when Avery walked over to the group and asked if there was a camera present. When told there was, he said:

"I'm just going to say one thing," Avery said. "I'm 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 (former girlfriends). I don't know what that's about, but enjoy the game tonight." He then walked out of the locker room.

Avery's former girlfriend, actress Elisha Cuthbert of the television show "24" and the movie "Old School," is dating Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf. She also had been romantically linked to Montreal defenseman Mike Komisarek.

"I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery," Stars owner Tom Hicks said in a statement. "Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so."

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 08:08 PM
One word. Classless!!!! The Rangers were very smart to dispatch him out of NY. He is a very good hockey player, but all of the nonsense that comes out of his mouth and some of his on ice antics do nothing but entice and motivate the opponents.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 08:16 PM
[quoteHe is a very good hockey player


Really? How many very good hockey players get traded practically every offseason?


And I see he's going back to New York to meet with Bettman. I guess that'll give Avery a chance to do some more interning at Vogue or whatever magazine he was at. Or how much you wanna bet he'll be in the NY papers one day because of something he did the prior night at a club? Bets, anyone?

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 09:20 PM
I just watched Dave Tippet the Dallas coach in an interveiw , he really sounded like he does not want Avery on his team . He made it sound like he has gone to the point of no return with Dallas . Should be interesting .

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 09:38 PM
no one ever said hockey goons were smart.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 11:46 PM
Avery is no goon. Goons understand the code. The man turtles at every chance unless the guy he is up against is smaller or he can stick the opposing player is not looking. No class. Sadly Dallas stepped in and suspended him before Dion Phaneuf could take care of him.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 12:15 AM
IMO what he said was rude and insensitive, but does it really warrant suspension…..from the NHL???

I’m sure most of us have said worse.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 01:01 AM
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IMO what he said was rude and insensitive, but does it really warrant suspension…..from the NHL???



Interesting point , is it because he said " Sloppy Seconds " , what if he said " My ex girlfried(s) . It dosn't sound as bad .

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 07:20 AM
Avery wasn't traded to the Stars, he was signed as a free agent. Rumor has it many players on the Stars were unhappy him joining the team. The Rangers wanted him back but the price was too high. IMO the Rangers team this year is missing that nasty edge he gave them last year, and during last season their record was better with him in the lineup than out. I think his downside is he likes to put himself in the spotlight too much. Can't understand why someone who leaves it all on the ice just about every shift and has the ability to knock another team off its game (a la Esa Tikkanen) wouldn't be wanted on any team.
 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 08:31 AM
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IMO what he said was rude and insensitive, but does it really warrant suspension…..from the NHL???

I’m sure most of us have said worse.



How many of us are playing in the NHL, so it really does not matter what we say. I think his team and the league are probably tired of him running his mouth. Even though it's a vicious game, they probably don't want a bunch of big mouths like we have in the NFL.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 09:02 AM
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Avery wasn't traded to the Stars, he was signed as a free agent. Rumor has it many players on the Stars were unhappy him joining the team. The Rangers wanted him back but the price was too high. IMO the Rangers team this year is missing that nasty edge he gave them last year, and during last season their record was better with him in the lineup than out. I think his downside is he likes to put himself in the spotlight too much. Can't understand why someone who leaves it all on the ice just about every shift and has the ability to knock another team off its game (a la Esa Tikkanen) wouldn't be wanted on any team.


Teams wanted Esa because he wasn't an embarassment to the team off the ice AND not to mention that I'm pretty sure he was well liked by the majority of the players who were his teammates. I mean really, how can someone not like a guy who kisses other players on the ice? That's just funny and I'm sure really enraged many Alpha Males in the NHL, which is also funny.

 

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Avery wasn't traded to the Stars, he was signed as a free agent. Rumor has it many players on the Stars were unhappy him joining the team. The Rangers wanted him back but the price was too high. IMO the Rangers team this year is missing that nasty edge he gave them last year, and during last season their record was better with him in the lineup than out. I think his downside is he likes to put himself in the spotlight too much. Can't understand why someone who leaves it all on the ice just about every shift and has the ability to knock another team off its game (a la Esa Tikkanen) wouldn't be wanted on any team.


Teams wanted Esa because he wasn't an embarassment to the team off the ice AND not to mention that I'm pretty sure he was well liked by the majority of the players who were his teammates. I mean really, how can someone not like a guy who kisses other players on the ice? That's just funny and I'm sure really enraged many Alpha Males in the NHL, which is also funny.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 10:09 AM
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I’m sure most of us have said worse.



Probably have, but most of us didn't ask if the the cameras and recorders were ready ...
Stick a fork in him - Tippett,Turco,Hull and anyone else from the Stars have let us know he's no longer welcome in their dressing room.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 10:42 AM
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Avery wasn't traded to the Stars, he was signed as a free agent. Rumor has it many players on the Stars were unhappy him joining the team. The Rangers wanted him back but the price was too high. IMO the Rangers team this year is missing that nasty edge he gave them last year, and during last season their record was better with him in the lineup than out. I think his downside is he likes to put himself in the spotlight too much. Can't understand why someone who leaves it all on the ice just about every shift and has the ability to knock another team off its game (a la Esa Tikkanen) wouldn't be wanted on any team.


I agree. As good as the Rangers have been this year, they would be better with him. He clearly added a huge spark last year.

Regardless, the comment was FUNNY and we've all said worse. It wasn't a knock on the girls, directly anyway, but a jab at the other players and I chuckled.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2008 at 11:47 AM
I guess I'm confused. I think it's much ado about nothing. All the guy did was tell the truth, and he gets suspended. Kind of like the way Dan Issel got fired for calling a fat Mexican guy a "fat Mexican." If somebody tells the truth, they should not be punished. People are too damn sensitive.

 

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