Thread: News Article: TSN: Interview with Sean Avery
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02-07-2013, 11:23 AM
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I like Avery. I thought his antics went maybe a tad far sometimes, but I think that, overall, was the point. He wanted to push things too far to catch the other team off guard and get them off their game. He was a decent hockey player that brought something unique to this game. Sometimes I was frustrated with his consistency, but no more than players like Dubinsky or Zherdev, etc; I just think he got more attention for it because of the role he decided to play.

The being said... I'm glad he's off the team and would not want him back today. I think injuries and age caught up to him early in his career (similarly to Drury), and wasn't nearly as effective in the last few years of his career. Maybe Avery doesn't want to admit it, but I think more restrictive refereeing wasn't the only thing that dragged him down before his retirement.

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