Saturday, December 6, 2008


The question on every NHL fan's mind, especially those of the Stars: Brett Hull, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?". The league has come down hard on everybody's favorite bad boy, Sean Avery, for comments made to the Calgary media last week that were deemed detrimental to the spirit of the game and a terrible representation of the NHL's players. Here's the video:

Avery received 6 games retroactive to last week (he's already served 2 games) and a free pass to an anger management evaluation for that little stunt. For those not in the know, Avery is referring to his ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert who is currently dating Flames All-Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The question now for both the Stars organization and the NHL is: Does Sean Avery still deserve to play hockey in the NHL?

Personally, I would agree with an indefinite ban for Mr. Avery, because playing as a professional athlete in the NHL is a privilege and is not handed out to just anyone. He has the talent as a hockey player without the class and tact that should be inherent to anyone in his position. When the media spotlight is shining, it's not a license to run your mouth and espouse ideas that will clash with 700 other players who found out a long time ago how to act like a human being. In my opinion, 6 games is a slap on the wrist. He has proven time and time again to be a cancer to the game of hockey and a detriment to the members of the NHLPA and the league. His presence brings the kind of negative publicity that the NHL can ill afford and it's time for the league to divorce the man everyone loves to hate.

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