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Being Sean Avery


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NQB6ul2kzw

 

I’m really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.

Sean Avery, in Calgary, dissing defenseman Dion Phaneuf and L.A.’s Jarrett Stoll, as well as ex-girlfriends, Elisha Cuthbert and model Rachel Hunter.

The NHL, which has indefinitely suspended him for the comment doesn’t appear to appreciate the “method” behind Avery’s madness:

“Our commissioner hasn’t realized that he needs to probably do a better job of marketing the game and certainly some of the players in it,” Avery said in an Oct. interview with ESPN.

“Nobody cares about Jarome Iginla and guys like that. They’re just not exciting enough. They don’t bring enough to the game.”


 

Being Sean Avery

  1. You have to admit, he’s got a point – witness the wall-to-wall coverage on ESPN of the “Plaxico shoots himself in the leg” incident. American sports media is a lot more sensationalist than ours, and that hurts the relatively buttoned-down NHL in terms of coverage. A bunch of quiet Europeans, humble Canadians and upper-middle-class Americans find it hard to register amidst the noise of shootings, stabbings, drug suspensions and police stops – maybe turning the league into a Gossip Girl subplot might help.

    Heck, ESPN’s level of baseball coverage was down sharply this year simply because the Bonds situation quieted down, which left them without a sensationalist story to keep track of all year.

  2. Ah Sean Avery, the Stephen Harper of the NHL, no slur too low to throw.

    Maybe Steve will write a chapter about Sean when he has more time to write his history of hockey.

  3. Clarence, you mean Harper is actually writing a book on hockey? I thought it was the literary equivalent of his sweater vest.

  4. Clarence, you mean Harper is actually writing a book on hockey? I thought it was the literary equivalent of his sweater vest.

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