Sean Avery #5 Agitator of All Time
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08-04-2010, 10:05 AM
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Just as I would say you focusing on what you think my attitude is, is a cop out for actually having a discussion.
If you watched the games, and listened to the press conferences from Torts, and had an understanding of what was going on, it was clear.
Torts knows the Old Sean is valuable. He wanted him to play that way. Sean did. Got screwed multiple times by refs. Torts became hypocrite and lambasted Sean for playing that way and hurting the team. Sean reigned it in so as not to hurt the team.
There really wasn't anything more to it than that.
I said in another thread, my biggest problem was how Torts handled him. Torts needed to say something to the officials and the league, because their treatment of Sean was embarrassing last year.
I get it, refs don't like him and the league hates him. It doesn't give them a right to have a bias when officiating a hockey game. That's what bothers me.
Torts knew it but instead took the easy way out and lambasted Sean instead of standing up for his player who was getting hosed.
Well when you're telling people off, it's kinda hard to ignore and have a real conversation.
What I'm trying to bring out is when Avery is put on a leash by torts or the refs, he's a third liner that can easily be replaced by one of our prospects. To me he reminds me of Higgins or Kotalik and just disappears when not an agitator. I'm pretty sure management brought him back to be more effective than that. I agree that his play from last year was from Tort's and refs but why keep him around if Torts is just gonna hold him back?
'I get it, refs don't like him and the league hates him. It doesn't give them a right to have a bias when officiating a hockey game. That's what bothers me.'
I agree %100 percent. If i wanted to watch biased refs all year, I'd just watch the NBA
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