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The ESPN Mindset On Avery - All About The Publicity

from Paul Kix of ESPN, To put it bluntly,

Sean Avery was the extent to which we followed hockey. A sartorially minded on-ice agitator who trashes the new boyfriends of his old exes? That’s reason enough to stay tuned, dude. We won’t any more, now that the Stars have banished him from the team, even agreeing to pay his salary so long as he keeps out of the arena. But with a look at Avery’s sins, one thing’s for certain: Whoever gets the Stars’ sloppy seconds will have to up the tolerance for anarchy, because this is milquetoast stuff.

And the NHL wonders why it can’t expand its audience….

This is the problem with the NHL: It thinks a guy who interns at Vogue and routinely shows up in People and on PerezHilton is bad for the game. You fools. He’s growing the game. Or at least, he was.

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Ducks Trade Sutherby To Dallas

from TSN,

The Anaheim Ducks traded forward Brian Sutherby to the Dallas Stars for the rights to collegian David McIntyre and a conditional draft pick.

Sutherby is playing his seventh season in the NHL, putting up 29 goals and 39 assists in 321 career games played between the Ducks and Washington Capitals.

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added 2:54pm, from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

I don’t get it.

They lose prospect David McIntyre, taken in the fifth round in 2006 who currently is at Colgate. He’s a swift and nifty center who had 15 goals and 17 assists in 39 games last season. They also lose a conditional sixth round draft pick in 2010. Seriously, it’s probably not that much of a cost. It really is just a minor deal for a player who once was a first round draft pick for the Capitals.

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Avery Will Not Return To Dallas

added 3:15pm, from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

As much as Avery is a pariah at this moment, that view might change significantly between now and the March 4 trade deadline.

If Avery shows he’s changed and the Stars brought him back through waivers, he could be claimed by another NHL team at half his salary and half his salary-cap hit. By that time Avery might look pretty attractive to a team that has Cup aspirations but lacks what they see as the required grit to get over the hump.

But that moment is far in the distance.

“There’s no sense talking about it until he gets better,” Hull said.

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(Dallas, TX December 14, 2008) – The Dallas Stars today announced that Sean Avery will not return to the NHL team. Representatives for both Avery and the Stars said they would continue to work together in support of Avery during “this critical time” for the player. All parties said there is a clear understanding that a return to the Stars is not in the best interest of either the hockey club or Avery. 

“Sean needs to focus on his own well-being while the Stars hockey team must focus on playing hockey and competing for a playoff spot,” said Stars Co-General Manager Brett Hull. “Everyone understands that Sean will not return to the Dallas Stars. We all need to move forward.”

 

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Win Over Detroit Gives Stars A Blueprint For Success

from Five For Fighting,

Mike Modano mentioned after this one that this was a good tape for the Stars to hold onto, to remind them that they can do this and this is how they’re going to have to play for a while. I admit, that was a fun game to watch. Great performance by Marty Turco, solid defense in front of him, and you could tell that Fabian Brunnstrom and Tom Wandell were thrilled to score against their Swedish idols.

Said Brunnstrom: “Of course I know all the players on Detroit so it was fun.” Same from Wandell: “I can’t really describe the feeling right now. I have to wake up first.”

Said Turco: “Personally, I felt great tonight. A team that does shoot the puck as often as they do, you have to be on your toes at all times. It certainly does feel good to get this one.”

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Avery Update

via Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars blog,

Co-GM Brett Hull said:

“We’re doing everything we can to help Sean and look at our options, but the rules make this something that needs to be done inside the team. Because he is suspended and because he’s in the PA’s treatment program, we are not going to be commenting on what he is doing.”

I kind of thought that’s what might happen.

As for rumors that Hicks is going to re-assign Hull, the owner said:

“I’ve heard that and it’s wrong. I have no plans to change the management team.”

 

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Hull May Soon Be Out As Co-GM

from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

Members of the Dallas Stars management team will sit down today to discuss the future of Sean Avery and it likely won’t be long before the man who insisted on signing Avery makes a decision on his own future.

Several NHL sources have indicated that within the next couple of weeks the Stars’ co-GM experiment with Brett Hull and Les Jackson will be history. Speculation is Hull will move to another area of the organization and will be out of the decision making process when it comes to hockey matters.

Hull’s insistence on signing Avery in the face of opposition from everyone else in the hockey department will undoubtedly be a factor in the move, but sources also say Hull isn’t really fulfilling the GM duties beyond watching the Stars play.

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Stars Owner On Avery & His Future In Dallas

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Sean Avery’s future with the Dallas Stars could be decided on Wednesday in Dallas, when owner Tom Hicks sits down with his lieutenants in Dallas.

“We’re going to look at all the alternatives, and some recommendations from Brett [Hull], Les [Jackson] and Jeff (Cogen, Stars president),” Hicks said on Monday as he arrived at the National Hockey League’s board of governors meeting at the swish Breaker Hotel on the Florida coast…

Has he played his last game as a Star?

“I’m not prepared to say that yet. I want to give our guys the respect they deserve to make the recommendations.,” Hicks said. “Certainly when [Dallas head coach] Dave Tippett comes out and stakes his claim, it’s pretty hard to overcome that.”

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Just What The NHL Did Not Need

from Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette,

Even Fox News, a network that can’t be watched by anyone with an IQ higher than a zucchini, jumped all over the story last week. I was checking out of a Wyoming hotel when my jaw dropped at this intro from the Fox anchor: “The National Hockey League, known mostly for its brutality and bloody brawls ...”

Huh? My New NHL? Third man in? Anybody out there remember the last bloody brawl in the NHL?

Whatever, Fox went downhill from there. For a full five minutes, the anchor and two panelists revealed such bottomless ignorance of the league and the issues involved that they might as well have been talking about cricket. The only male on the panel, who claimed to be a hockey player himself, referred to the NHL as a league where “you get two minutes in the penalty box for assault and battery.”

Try telling that to Todd Bertuzzi.

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Make The Call Sean

from James Duthie of TSN,

Somewhere in Russia, a cell phone rings….

Avery:  “It’s Sean.”

Emery:  “Shean Donovan!  Great to hear from a Sen!  I knew one of you would call me eventually!  It only took…seven months.  Wassup!?!  You guys miss me don’tcha?  I bet Alex Auld’s suits are weak, right?  No way could that dude pull off a top hat!

Avery:  “No…no.  It’s Sean AVERY!  But you’re right about the suits.  I interned at Vogue, Ray.  They even talk about you duds there.”

Emery:  “Oh, that Sean Avery!  Good to hear from you.  How are your Rangers doing?”

Avery:  “Uhh…Yeah…I actually signed with Dallas last summer.”

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Modano Eyeing His Future

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

Modano’s time on the ice is winding down, which is why he’s begun looking not at those players whose names are listed above his in terms of goals and assists, but at those who have made a seemingly painless transition to hockey’s other side.

Many of Modano’s former Dallas teammates have made just such a move: Guy Carbonneau and Kirk Muller are the Montreal Canadiens’ head coach and assistant coach, respectively; Joe Nieuwendyk is a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ management team; and in Dallas, in a move that raised as many eyebrows as an Avery putdown, the Stars have Brett Hull as a co-general manager.

Toss in Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings and Ron Francis, who left the Carolina Hurricanes front office to become an associate coach, and it’s clear the attraction of becoming a hockey administrator and power broker without having to start squarely at the bottom is too great to ignore.

“Steve has become a key part of Team Canada, and I’ve always felt I want to be a part of USA Hockey — on the executive or helping select teams for the world championships,” Modano said.

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