Death Wish 101

Wanye
December 02 2008 05:12PM

Wow Sean Avery. You are probably going to have a hit on you within hours. We can't believe the garbage that comes out of his mouth. And this from someone who once called Craig MacTavish a :"silly nanny" and hid under a pile of coats till it was all over. But he has really done it now.

According to TSN:

The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars' forward Sean Avery indefinitely, pending a hearing with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Avery will not be playing in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames.

Avery is being suspended for disparaging remarks he made this morning in reference to Calgary player Dion Phaneuf and Phaneuf's girl friend Elisha Cuthbert, who previously had a relationship with Avery.

What did Avery say you ask?

What a fantastic question. Try this on for size. "I am 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.  I don't know what that's about.  Enjoy the game tonight."

How did Dallas take the news?

Stars owner Tom Hicks made the following statement on the Stars site: "Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behaviour, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so."

WOW Avery. Someone will kill you. If someone dropped a sloppy seconds bomb on me I'd beat the crap out of them. And I'm me. Avery just said that to Dion Phaneuf!

You can begin your comments now.

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#51 Travis Dakin
December 03 2008, 01:10PM
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What Avery said was true, plain and simple. At the end of the day, we don't know what has been said and done in their personal lives that may have contributed to Avery saying what he said. Fact is he may have been over the line with the comments, but he was ready to back it up on the ice. I admire that. Now go back to your bible and pay for the power of christ to compel Avery of his wicked ways. Do you see that black thing on your coffee table with all the buttons? Use it to change the channel or turn the TV off. I'm sure you are capable of making your own decisions as to what you would like to watch or not. Ridiculous.

Mouth breather? .... uhh good one.

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#52 Travis Dakin
December 03 2008, 01:28PM
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You cheer for a game where fighting is allowed and attempts to injure players go pretty much un-punished because that's "rough and tough hockey" and yet when a player says something to anger another player and is ready to back it up, you get your panties all bunched up in a knot because some moral code was broken? If you want to play moral police, go preach to some sunday school kids. Otherwise, let the grown men playing a game for a living be themselves. And like I said, He was ready to back it up on the ice that same night. Had he said it from across the continent with no fear of retribution, I'd say he was a pussy. But no, just a damn fine showman and funny as hell.

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#53 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 02:36PM
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"Sure it was a poor place and time to do it, but if he said it on the ice no one would know any different."

Someone made a really good point on Off The Record yesterday. Basically, if he would have said it on the ice, like you said, no one would have known and it would have been taken care of by the players. But since he did say it in a media scrum and it got all this immediate attention, now Double Dion has to deal with it with his wooms, and now she is involved personally.

I still don't agree he should have had that thick NHL rule book hurled at him by the Munchkin King in New York, but leave it to the NHL to have knee jerk reactions about everything.

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#54 Westy
December 03 2008, 03:04PM
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Just one more reason to remove the instigator rule!!

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#55 Antony Ta
December 03 2008, 03:47PM
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I don't know about you, but when I was growing up there was a lot worse things on TV than this... and somehow this got turned into the NHL's version of National Enquirer... which is disgusting.

Taken out of context, he could be talking about his plate of pancakes as far as anyone can tell.

The difference is that we do know who he's talking about. Do your kids know who Rachel Hunter and Elisha Cuthbert are? That might say more about your parenting skills than about Sean Avery's choice of words, to be honest.

The NHL covering media has gotten involved in the player's personal lives, and that Sean Avery is part of that is unfortunate and though he may not be as big a deal as he thinks he is, the damn guy is willing to pay the price then let him pay it.

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#56 Antony Ta
December 03 2008, 03:55PM
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"Shame on the NHL for not respecting free speech? After the crap he’s spewed in the past, does he deserve it? Keep in mind he’s not a first time offender. As has been previously stated, he’s made comments about Laraque and Gauthier, and don’t forget about his comments about Iginla, one of the 10 best players in this league, and I’m glad he was censored."

The fact that he was not censored is the reason the NHL and the Dallas Stars are in this whole mess in the first place. I've seen accounts of the interview that were censored... some outlets just chose not to follow suit.

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#57 Wanye Gretz
December 03 2008, 04:01PM
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If any of my children asked me what sloppy seconds meant I would say "that means you should go and get Daddy a beer out of the fridge."

This is why I don't have kids. That and painful infertility due to radioactive drinking water in Downtown Edmonton.

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#58 kingsblade
December 03 2008, 04:04PM
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"The media go to him for quotes, he doesn’t go looking for the media."

Actually this is kind of the point. He was not involved in the pre-game interviewing whatsoever. He came out asking specifically to say something, and even going do far as to make sure the cameras were rolling before saying it.

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#59 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 04:33PM
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OK hears the deal, I would bet a lot of money his days in Dallas are done. So if he is availible would you like to see him in an Oiler uni?

I think I know a lot of the haters feelings eg. pdan, but for the people like me who are kind of supporting him, lets hear from you guys. Myself I am torn...

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#60 Ender the Dragon
December 03 2008, 04:40PM
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I thought we were lowering ourselves when Boulerice pulled on the sweater. Avery is a distraction this team needs like Custer needed more indians. Besides, we already have Schremp now; he can supply all the profanities that the media requires from our club.

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#61 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 05:04PM
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Robbie Schremp is like the Kanye West of the NHL. His ego's as big as Tim Hunters nose.

And, exactly. We already have enough going on with the fact that we can't put together an entire hockey game on any given night, 19 goalies, bounty's out on MacT and Kevin Lowe, Stauffer and Penner eating Rexall out of hotdogs, etc. We don't need yet another headache to deal with. Especially one that feeds off so much negative attention.

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#62 Antony Ta
December 03 2008, 05:46PM
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Actually this is kind of the point. He was not involved in the pre-game interviewing whatsoever. He came out asking specifically to say something, and even going do far as to make sure the cameras were rolling before saying it.

Yeah now that I saw the actual interview I realised he called the media over. Does it change anything? Not really. If it was actually offensive it would have been censored, still. The fact that they chose not to either says something about the media choosing not to or the NHL's over-reaction to something that was not initially considered offensive.

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#63 Ender the Dragon
December 03 2008, 06:06PM
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milli Says: I bet that Douche bag bettman cost himself like a million viewers. Travis Dakin Says: It is called entertainment. . . He is . . . all the while ENTERTAINING the hell out of me.

Perhaps Avery is entertaining to some, but I submit certainly not to most. Interesting statistic on SLAM Sports; out of 1200 respondants polled so far, 85% supported the suspension and 2% said they were unsure. That's an awful lot of people that are more than happy if Avery does his 'entertaining' somewhere else.

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