He received one game misconduct penalty for participating in a ``second altercation,'' a fight which was begun after an original fight on the ice. Avery and Dan Hamhuis were in a brawl by the bench after a fight broke out by the net. That is an automatic call per penalty 47.7.
The second game misconduct was for arguing the call with the ref. Under Rule 40.5 (I) a game misconduct penalty can be given to: ``Any player or goaltender who, after being assessed a misconduct penalty, persists in challenging or disputing the ruling of an official.''
And people were kicking and screaming when this embarrassment wasn't given a huge contract.
The guys is playing for a different team now. Why are we still discussing everything he does? He got into a fight after one broke out then argued with a ref, that's entirely unheard of from a hockey player.
Anyone have any news on Michael Nylander? How's Marty Straka doing over in CR? Also if anyone could tell me what Marek Malik is up to right now I'd really love to know...
By the way does anyone know that the New York Rangers are 4-0 for the first time in a quarter century?
To me, Avery will always be a part of this team and this city. I, unlike a lot of you, don't turn my back on a guy and forget what he did here simply because he had a better career opportunity.
The guy had his name chanted at the Garden for chrissakes.
How quickly we forget.
Nevertheless, i am very happy for him and the Rangers. And I will always follow his career simply because he was a great entertainer.
I guess those "Sean Avery Mancrush threads" were just fluff.
Yes, he was entertaining, but his act got old after a while. The way he acted like he was so much better than everyone and showed no respect for anyone, I chose to not root for those kind of people. I liked him when he scored, otherwise he got annoying and his crazy contract demands to stay on the team when he supposedly 'bled blue' is ridiculous. You begin to notice that he was a self serving schmuck that didn't deserve to wear the Rangers sweater.
At the same time you say what he did here. What exactly did he do? I can name a slew of people who were here in the past 3 years who contributed more than he did to the success of the team.
Lundqvist, Jagr, Straka, Nylander, Shanahan, Prucha, Rozsival, Staal, Dubinsky, Gomez, Drury, Girardi, Tyutin, Rucinsky, Betts, Malik (yes even him)
I feel that all of those guys have played a more important roll on the team than Avery did in the past few years. Maybe you feel different, but that's my opinion.