The Stars’ Sean Avery, suspended:
Of all the cajoling, snide remarks and other stunts Sean Avery pulled on the way to becoming the biggest pest in hockey, never had he gone so far that the NHL suspended him -- until Tuesday.
Avery was punished indefinitely by commissioner Gary Bettman for using a crude term about his former girlfriends now dating other hockey players. Bettman acted within hours, in time to keep Avery out of the Dallas Stars' game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Over what? A comment about ex-girlfriends:
"I'm really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada," the Ontario native said. "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." He then walked out of the locker room.
He was referring to ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert (picture below), who has gone on to date other NHL players.
Personally, I thought Avery’s comment was stupid, but hardly worth a suspension.
Honestly, I doubt even Roger Goodell would have suspended Avery for the comment.