You had to laugh a little when you heard it.
“I’m really happy to be back in Calgary. I love Canada,” Avery said in front of cameras. “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. I don’t know what that’s about, but enjoy the game tonight.”
I’d love to know the context this came from, but either way I think suspending him was a bit surprising. It’s not often the NHL acts that quickly on much of anything. Then again, Mike Peca was suspended ten games earlier this year for something I still haven’t seen, so who knows?
Overall it’s probably a good idea to take care of this before things escalate, but what do you think? Is this something the league needs more of, or is anything Sean Avery does a waste of oxygen? Do you even care?