Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sean Avery has been suspended six gams by the NHL for inappropriate comments to the media prior to Tuesday's game against Calgary.
The suspension is retroactive to Tuesday's game, meaning Avery will have to sit out four more games.
"Mr. Avery has expressed remorse for his recent comments and has sought a professional anger management evaluation," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement issued by the league. "I will require that he follow through with that process as a condition of his returning to the ice and that he complies with any and all recommendations."
Avery, who signed a four-year, $15 million deal with the Stars in the off-season, was condemned by his coach Dave Tippett, GMs Les Jackson and Brett Hull, owner Tom Hicks and some of his teammates for his remarks.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
- He sounded great, happy, doing well, glad for the decision.
- He quelshed the rumor that he worked for Boston Pizza. He simply ate there.
- He said he started training again about a month ago with the St. Catharines Falcons. The itinerary I read online is the timeline he gave.
- He doesn't regret his decision, though he also doesn't regret all the things he did before he got burned out. He said he needed the time to decide what he really wanted.
- He advised all the young players out there to find time for themselves; not necessarily take time off like he did, but still, take time off in the offseason.
- He said he would have never walked away during the season. He would have stick it out. He also said Howson was understanding. He hopes the Jackets players will give him a chance. He also said the Steve Mason was doing an awesome job.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
- Augusta Lynx of the ECHL is no more.
- Stefan Legein is (might) be coming back to hockey (I'll believe it when I see it).
- Sean Avery suspended indefinitly (Not sure about the precedent, but I am so freakin' happy about it.)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Schupay joined the team for the 2006-07 season and quickly made an impact on the Ice and the U.S. Hockey League. The league's owners honored him as the top USHL executive. He was in charge of day-to-day operations and strategic planning.