either way you call it, it was a penalty, it was stupid, and it's not what this team is about.
What makes Sean Avery a great player is when he has people doing that to him. thats when hes a difference maker...when hes driving the opposition ballistic because of his antics. when hes taking penalties like that, its just stupid and hurts the team. Sean hasn't been a good player for us all year, hes been horrible with his bad turnovers, and his general vanilla play.
people want to blame Torts for this, but i call a big ole BS on that one, because whenever sean plays his game, Torts has nothing but praise for him. when sean is a difference maker, when he goes and makes things happen, when he plays like he did against dallas a while back (maybe a year or 2 ago?) thats when sean avery earns his money.
he has it in him to be a truly unique player, an asset. as it stands now, he's a 4th liner that doesnt bring much that can't be found elsewhere. id rather have Christensen in the lineup for shootouts than Avery nowadays, and thats not a good thing.
I feel it was board too. But regardless, it was interference.
That is definitely interference, and unfortunately something they call less and less since the first year after the lockout.
Pat LaFontaine made a good point last night: The definition of a check is to separate someone from the puck. If they are not in posession of the puck, it is not a check. (this discussion was pre-game and had nothing to do with the Avery thing)