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."
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?
Gary Bettman must be dating Rachel or Elisha.
It's what he gets for screwing with two non-blondes.
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."
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...
man, i'm gonna miss that old time hockey...
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
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.
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avery is back with the rangers for another (last?) chance...
watched the Capitals hammer the Rangers today...Avery was awful...didn't finish one check...he's history in NY