Avery an embarrassment to the team
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09-29-2011, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Scrums are just about an every game occurrence--are they not? It's fairly likely that Sjostrom--more or less a non-belligerent player has been punched, kind of punched, shoved in the head at least a few hundred times over the course of his career. What's one more?
Why make such a big deal out of that?
Because I've had a guy or two like Avery on my Junior teams and to be perfectly frank, their antics got old pretty quick. Guys would even go as far as ask the coach not to be on the same line as them because they were sick of having to get so involved after every other whistle. We lost one guy for the season to a fractured jaw in a line brawl started by one of the clowns. Long story short, it may be entertaining to watch on TV, but sometimes these things can disrupt a team's focus and cohesiveness.
Just my .02 cents.
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