Jan 272009
 

Richard’s story is almost a week old. I thought I’d ignore it, but it seems like I can’t. He was on TEAM 1040 yesterday afternoon and the Vancouver Province ran another piece on him this morning.

Now, credit to Richard for realizing his actions weren’t cool and cutting off the source of his frustrations, but I still don’t understand why his story has garnered so much attention. Is he supposed to represent Canucks fans and 39 years of few successes? God I hope not. He snapped at his wife after his favorite sports team lost a game. I doubt many of us are like that. Actually, let me rephrase – I hope none of us are like that.

What do I do when the Canucks lose? I just think back to an old, favorite joke:

HER SIDE OF THE STORY

He was in an odd mood when I got to the bar. I thought it might have been my
fault because I was a bit late but he didn’t say anything much about it.

The conversation was quite slow going so I thought we should go off somewhere
more intimate so we could talk more privately. We went to this restaurant and
he was STILL acting funny. I tried to cheer him up and started to wonder
whether it was me or something else. I asked him, and he said no. But I
wasn’t really sure.

So in the cab on the way back to his house, I said that I love him and he
just put his arm around me. I didn’t know what the hell that meant because
you know he doesn’t say it back or anything. We finally got back to his place
and I was wondering if he was going to dump me!

So I tried to ask him about it but he just switched on the TV. Reluctantly, I
said I was going to go to sleep. Then after about 10 minutes, he joined me
and we had sex. But, he still seemed really distracted, so afterwards I just
wanted to leave but I just cried myself to sleep. I just don’t know what he
thinks anymore. I wonder if he’s met someone else???

HIS SIDE OF THE STORY

The Canucks lost.
Felt kinda tired.
Got laid.

Dec 042008
 

From TSN.ca:

While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman ponders his decision on the length of Sean Avery’s suspension, the Dallas Stars will continue to consider their options for Avery’s future with the organization.

To unload Avery’s $3.875 salary this season, the Stars could place Avery on waivers and if he clears, send him to the American Hockey League.

The Stars have a partial affiliation with the Manitoba Moose and currently have five Dallas players on their AHL roster; however the Moose have made it clear they are not interested in providing a place for Avery to play.

Moose owner Mark Chipman tells TSN, ”We wouldn’t take him under any circumstance.”

Good on the Moose to give them a big “Hell no”.

Dec 022008
 

I’ve never hid my hatred for Sean Avery. So tonight, I was actually looking forward to him meeting Jarome Iginla, who Avery had called “boring” earlier this season. Alas, that won’t happen. To no one’s surprise, Avery ran his mouth again, and before the game, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL.

That’s too bad. I’m not sure the comment itself is suspension-worthy – hey Colin, what about those hits from behind, eh? – but regardless, it means that Iginla, Dion Phaneuf and Andre Roy won’t get their chance at taking a run at him.

That’s too bad.

And if you think his teammates are supporting him? Well, that’s just not the case.

Here’s Stars owner Tom Hicks (via Dallas Stars press release):

“I completely support the league’s decision to suspend Sean Avery,” said Dallas Stars owner Thomas O. Hicks. “Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so.”

His coach Dave Tippett (via Dallas Stars blog):

“It’s something that the league has taken action on and our owner has supported it. I think everyone in our room believes there is an integrity that has to go into the game _ a respect for the game and a respect for your opponents, and Sean crossed that line.”

And his teammates (via Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated):

Teammates were in the locker room when Avery spoke Tuesday, but didn’t necessarily hear his interview. Told what he said, most were not surprised.

“We expect that out of him like we have all year,” said goaltender Marty Turco, who was critical of Avery’s agitation of Brodeur during the playoffs when it happened. “You know, the show continues.”

Added forward Mike Ribeiro: “Nothing he says or does anymore shocks me. I think it’s part of him.”

Get the feeling they’re annoyed?

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