Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sean Avery says Markus Naslund will not live up to fans' expectations

In his introductory press conference Avery included Wade Redden in that statement yesterday, according to the Swedish paper Expressen.se. That is not in this footage of the event.
Avery is going to have to meet expectations as well, as he will earn $15.5 million over 4 years with the Stars.
-Avery also said that he has a better chance of winning with Dallas.
-He said he watched the Dallas-Detroit series a few months ago and says that if he was in that series that he would have made a difference.

Avery also guested on the SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket in Dallas recently. Here are some of his best quips:

-When asked if he thought he was the mosted hated man in hockey, Avery said "yes, 100%" When asked why, he said: "I do nasty things with my stick and try and hurt guys and say nasty things to other players about their personal lives."

-About Avery being an irritant: "I'm like athlete's foot or uh...crabs. Nice one.

-The topic of Avery's internship with Vogue came up. The one guy asks Avery how the 3 interviewers in the room were dressed. Avery responded: "This is the worst-dressed radio station I have aver seen in my life. You guys look disgusting and I don't even know if you shower...you definitely are not married."
About the internship: "It worked out well. You're in a world full of women and gay guys, so your odds are really good as far as that (scoring) goes."

When asked if he dated any of the Vogue models this summer: "I dated every single one."

Avery also talked about having Brett Hull as a landlord once, injuries he's played through (torn spleen), and the issue of hitting guys to hurt them. Worth a listen.

I think Avery was a great addition by Dallas. He will get a chance to play in the Top 6 (obviously). Dallas is going to be even more of a pain in the ass to play against. Avery, Ott, Morrow....lots of toughness to complement the talent.

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At August 8, 2008 at 8:57 AM , Blogger KevinV said...

Hockey is a rough game. No doubt about that.

But when a player is openly saying "I do nasty things with my stick and try and hurt guys" that is wrong.

If the NHL doesn't step in here it runs the risk of degeneration, letting the line between tough play and dirty play slide for the sake of fan interest or ratings. That's the way the NBA went and look at its game now compared to the 80's.

 
At August 8, 2008 at 11:31 AM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

I'm still old school. At least Avery is honest. Hurting guys is a part of hockey. Not dirty plays as much, but body checking to hurt guys.
Stickwork has been around hockey for decades. Avery isn't revealing anything new here.
Also keep in mind that there was a fair bit of sarcasm in Avery's The Ticket radio interview.

 

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