Should Sean Avery be suspended for is post whistle slash?
I don't think he should have been suspended because slashing is generally a minor penalty... But I do think Sean Avery is an idiot. The thing that makes me angry is that he's such a coward that when Komisarek started coming towards him he slashed him a SECOND time. Maybe he should have gotten a double minor or something, just because it wasn't really a heat of the moment thing, he checked to make sure the officials weren't watching him before he slashed him the first time, and the second one.. someone told me they thought Komisarek was faking it, but if you watch the youtube video, you can actually hear him hit his ankle.
The Cammalleri thing was different because he didn't just slash the guy, he followed him around the whole shift and had his stick up near his face at one point. That's what the NHL said anyway.
Not necessarily. The Rangers don't have much cap room, and they even had to trade Cullen to free some up.
I admit, he is pretty hated in the league, but wouldn't you love him if he were on your team? I mean look at what he does: he drives opposing teams insane and he can bury the puck. Many people underestimate his scoring ability. You know you'd love a guy like that on your team.
Can anyone find a picture of Sean Avery somewhere when he is getting checked or punched in the face?
Try these. I love seeing him get what he deserves.
Did Sean Avery unintentionally revive attention in the NHL, and interest in him?
Sean Avery is scum. Anyone who supported an East Coast team knew of him. His lewd on ice behavior with New York last season MADE you know him. He has been hated in this house for a long while. We have been waiting for a suspension like this. A quote I found to sum up the scum: Don Cherry told Toronto radio station The FAN 590 on Avery's tactic, "I've known this kid since he was about 16 years old; Once a jerk, always a jerk. You can't blame the referee, because 'he couldn't believe what he was seeing.'" He was speaking of Avery's use of unsportsmanlike conduct in completely blocking Brodeur's view by screening him and waving his hands and stick in Brodeur's face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec_2oKWe2Gw There's a clip from youtube of Avery's Rule. Nice guy, huh? And somehow everyone forgets Avery's verbal assault on Jason Blake of the Toronto Maple Leafs, right after his diagnosis with chronic myelogenous leukemia. I can't even find record of it in any of the anti-Avery gossip pages. Avery made comments (I believe on ice, to Jason's face) that Jason deserved the cancer, or something to that effect. It was a big deal, I remember that. And the reasons Bettman has made a big deal out of Avery's newest disgusting remarks are #1 he is probably fed up with Avery making news of himself and making the NHL look bad and #2 Avery's remarks, if left unchecked, could cause another Bertuzzi incident. Personally, I wouldn't mind if someone slammed Avery's head into the ice and caused permanent painful damage to his spine and head. He is already a mental midget.