"Sloppy Seconds" and the NHL...

Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 06:57 am
Avery suspended indefinitely by NHL

FRISCO, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League suspended Dallas forward Sean Avery indefinitely Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about his ex-girlfriends to reporters.

The final outcome of his case is pending a hearing before NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Fox News reported that following a morning skate in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday Avery approached a group of reporters, asked if a camera was present and then 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 sloppy seconds."

Two of Avery's ex-girlfriends, actresses Elisha Cuthbert and Rachel Hunter, have been linked to other NHL players.

"I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery," said Stars owner Thomas O. Hicks. "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."

Arrow yeah, he's the NHL bad boy, and it was a politically incorrect thing to say, but does he really deserve an indefinite suspension for it?
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Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 08:12 am
@Region Philbis,
Gary Bettman must be dating Rachel or Elisha.
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Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 08:39 am
@Region Philbis,
It's what he gets for screwing with two non-blondes.
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Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 09:57 am
Seems he is not the most popular guy on his own squad either...

"Several of Avery's teammates have come out and publicly supported the NHL's decision of an indifinite suspension, the Dallas Morning News reports."

Poor Ogilthorpe.
Region Philbis
Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 12:37 pm
he should be fined for what he said, not suspended.

the fact that the owner is on board with it proves they were just looking for an excuse to show him the door...
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Region Philbis
Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2008 01:09 pm

Avery gets six-game suspension
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean Avery was suspended for six games by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday after the league's most notorious agitator made a crude comment regarding his ex-girlfriends dating other hockey players.

Avery already has served two games of the suspension and will miss an additional four, making him eligible to return Dec. 16 against Phoenix, if Dallas Stars management and his teammates accept him back.

Avery, who has twice led the NHL in penalty minutes and is second this season, also agreed to be evaluated for anger management. The league cited his "pattern of unacceptable and anti-social behavior."

"He looked me in the eye and said, 'I need help,"' Stars general manager Brett Hull said Friday. "It was brought up by him."

This is Avery's first league suspension in his seven seasons. Stars owner Tom Hicks said he would have suspended Avery if the league hadn't.

Bettman deemed Avery's behavior "detrimental to the league or game of hockey" and said in a statement the 28-year-old player has "expressed remorse for his recent comments." Bettman said completion of the anger management evaluation is a condition for Avery's return.

He added that Avery has been warned repeatedly and too often his actions have been "at odds with the manner in which his more than 700 fellow players conduct themselves."

"Playing in the National Hockey League is a privilege, requiring a high standard of personal behavior," Bettman said. "Mr. Avery forfeits that privilege for six games."
Region Philbis
Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2008 03:12 pm

man, i'm gonna miss that old time hockey...

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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2008 05:17 pm
@Region Philbis,
the commentators here are suggesting Siberia as a good career option for Avery - and hoping that the league takes the opportunity to work on the 'culture' of hockey overall

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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 01:53 pm
courtesy of espn hockey wire

Avery, returning off a six-game suspension Sunday, will be parting ways with the Stars, the Associated Press reports.
Spin: "All parties said there is a clear understanding that a return to the Stars is not in the best interest of either the hockey club or Avery," the team said in a news release. Avery could be traded, sent to the AHL or bought out over the summer. One thing's for sure: the next time Avery steps onto the ice it won't be for Dallas. Avery is currently in an undisclosed location undergoing treatment through a program set up by the NHL players association.

[Breaking News] RotoWire | Sun, December 14
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Region Philbis
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 06:45 am

avery is back with the rangers for another (last?) chance...
Reply Sun 26 Apr, 2009 07:19 pm
@Region Philbis,
watched the Capitals hammer the Rangers today...Avery was awful...didn't finish one check...he's history in NY
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