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#1 -Vintage Canuck-

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

Rangers' forward Avery retiring?:

Is Sean Avery done with hockey?


The controversial forward told a live viewing audience during the online "After Show" segment of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live", that he was calling it quits.

Avery's announcement came after the show's host, Andy Cohen, posed a viewer question to him regarding his future.


"Sean, what are your thoughts about your hockey future?" Cohen asked Avery.

The 31-year-old Avery lounged back in his chair and said: "I am officially retired; I threw my skates in the Hudson [River]."


If true, the announcement would close out a tumultuous final season for Avery spent with the New York Rangers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Whale. After being waived by the Rangers earlier this season, Avery was assigned to the Whale before re-joining New York on Nov. 5. In 15 games with the Rangers this season, Avery scored 3 goals and registered 21 penalty minutes. As a member of the Whale he scored 2 goals and had 1 assist to go with 39 PIMs in seven games, though he was also a healthy scratch for several games with the team.

Avery last played for the Whale on Jan. 27 and was not on the team's clear-day roster, making him ineligible for the AHL postseason. He has been told he no longer needs to report to the team.


In 580 games across parts of 10 seasons with New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Detroit, Avery has 90 goals and 157 assists to go with 1,533 PIMs. His most productive season came in 2006-07 when he totaled 18 goals, 48 points and 174 penalty minutes in 84 games split between the Kings and Rangers.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

Is it really retiring if nobody will hire you?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

Please don't ever come back.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

Pat Morris says Sean Avery's future plans will be determined by interest in the summer. Says he was "joking" last night.

Lol.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

Pat Morris says Sean Avery's future plans will be determined by interest in the summer. Says he was "joking" last night.

Lol.


Too bad..
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

Well, I think we can all say he will have his number retired for sure by the Rangers. The hockey community will miss his class, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport. Hopefully he will find a new way to remain involved with the NHL, perhaps as a coach, executive, or TV analyst.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

i don't foresee much interest, he was on waivers, and re-entry waivers this season, no one bothered at half his salary, it's clear no one wants him.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

He reminds me of some overdramatic attention-seeking teenage girl.

Girl tells guy she thinks she is ugly so that guy will tell her she is pretty.

Avery tells world he is going to retire so world will tell him he's still a good hockey player.

I don't expect Avery will be getting the response he was searching for.

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Considering their cap hit and age, I'd still take Bonino over Kesler. 

 


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:33 AM


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Bob McKenzie just retweeted something on Twitter about Avery saying that he would retire after his contract expires and no it wasn't a joke.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

I guess one thing i'll say though is that the rangers organization hasn't exactly treated him with class recently. i mean come on the rangers were pretty average for the past few years and avery, despite his outbursts, was a major factor that was keeping them in games and keeping fans in the building. now they're dismissing him like an old sock, not even letting them play in the AHL?

it's obvious he's past his NHL prime, but jeez, waiving him FOUR DAYS before the winter classic? like they couldn't let him sit in a press box or something?

i'm not a fan of his, but considering what he's put in for that organization, i think he deserves better.

another thing is that i was pleasantly surprised by his open support for gay marriage. takes some serious cojones to put yourself out there like that in a sport like hockey, where you know you're going to get a lot of flak for standing up for something like that. good on him


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

The Greatest Moment Of Sean Avery’s Career:


Edited by Vintage Canuck., 13 March 2012 - 10:38 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

The Greatest Moment Of Sean Avery’s Career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec_2oKWe2Gw


YESS!! haha
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

Please don't ever come back.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

i don't foresee much interest, he was on waivers, and re-entry waivers this season, no one bothered at half his salary, it's clear no one wants him.


Isn't Dallas already paying half? So wouldn't any taker be just paying a quarter?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

I personally am kinda a fan of Avery.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

He's actually a good player if he gets his attitude put in check. Not even Torts could do it...
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

Is it really retiring if nobody will hire you?


You can't fire me, I quit !

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

somewhere right now , brodeur is laughing his ass off

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

I could see him being signed at league min in off season. His contract was just over 3.5 a season. Even at half that sucks.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

Not sure why people seem to dislike Avery so much. It's true that he underachieves and has a bad attitude, but I find him entertaining to watch.

When he does give a damn and plays hard, he's a pretty good hockey player.

Some people go to the circus to see the clowns, and since the NHL is a circus anyway, Avery might as well suit up.

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this is why i shaked my head at those Canuck fans that cheered on the fLames to make the playoffs... that fan base is stupid as f thats the fan base that still to this day are convinced Alberts faked going down for a call on hit on that McGrattan hit that sent him to retirement. 

 

I hated that fan base since 04 and will forever hate them. they have such a huge inferiority complex about our team and the city/province. I hope we dispose of these losers quickly. 

 


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Shed the on-and-off-ice antics, and maybe he could be a team asset. But that depends on whether any team is willing to give him a second chance.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

cant say i don't mind the guy, some of his antics he did (like the Avery rule on Brodeur) was hilarious.
I actually found him to be a beauty, even if he had an attitude.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

I seriously always thought the Leafs should've taken a chance on him.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

He's a comedian for the NHL. He's controversial at times but that's why I like him.

The character you love to root for and laugh against at the same time... that is the essence of Sean Avery.

At least he has a modelling career to fall back on.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

He's replacing Tim Gunn on Project Runway.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

It was hilarious while it lasted



 


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

Nobody wants to

I could see him being signed at league min in off season. His contract was just over 3.5 a season. Even at half that sucks.

No one wanted to pay that kind of money for sloppy seconds!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

If he wants to play hockey, there will be a team that will be willing to give him a chance. He's a good hockey player when his head is in it.

Why is this guy hated so much? It seems like it's cool to hate on him much like how it's cool to hate on the Canucks.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:32 AM

If he wants to play hockey, there will be a team that will be willing to give him a chance. He's a good hockey player when his head is in it.

Why is this guy hated so much? It seems like it's cool to hate on him much like how it's cool to hate on the Canucks.


well he doesn't really ooze class so I understand where the hate comes from. I actually don't mind Avery and found his bit on Brodeur kind of funny.

however, seeing him getting benched, press-boxed and even waived (from the farm team too!) tells me that he's not really liked inside the locker room either


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