Posted by Rush
I wish teams would just not put Avery on their rosters. He this guy gone one season without being an unecessary idiot? And people complained about Tucker. Sheesh!
Yeah, I'm a huge Ranger fan, and as soon as I heard we were getting Avery, I was instantly appauled. He's such a a**hole, and if he would just shut his damn mouth and play the game he'd be so much better. But, he's a little b*tch, and the only reason he fights anyone is when he gets himself into deep water(IE the Tucker/Blake incident, where he made a cancer joke at Blake, and Tucker went over and smacked him around, which he deserved). That was really what made me a NOT Sean Avery fan.
Posted by DCRage
The NHL needs to promote the life out of him to liven up the game. He is the NHL's Dennis Rodman, a colorful guy who can perhaps lure in the fan who wants to see more colorful characters who aren't afraid to challenge authority. I remember when Rodman started doing his "I'm Dennis Rodman" schtick years ago, it made the SI cover and I think got the league some more publicity. This is the kind of thing the NHL could use.
No, its in fact the exact opposite. I would much rather maintain the audience we have who watch hockey for the skill, talent and excitement, and occasionally the rough n' tumble, then get these guys who want pro wrestling on the ice with stupid f*cking storylines and plots. ITS HOCKEY. And what Avery did is absolutely pathetic. It wasn't even like he was overheard making a joke privately to a teammate or something. He got all the cameras around him, then made the comment directly to them. Avery gets an epic fail for that. If he was trying to rally his team, it didn't work, cause they are 0-2 since he got suspended.