from the LA Daily News, "I'm sick of dealing with these blue-collar stiffs," Avery said Saturday.
Avery admits what he says probably raises a few eyebrows - "Some of what I say probably isn't what you hear every day" - but he also thinks some people take things way too seriously.
If you expect him to conform to fit the way everyone else thinks, you can forget it.
"That's completely irrelevant to me," he said. "Their line isn't even on my radar, really."
And if pushing the envelope gives him an edge on the ice, he's all for it.
"If it turns into a good thing where I can use it against the other team and they're upset at me, then even better," Avery said. "I don't think that when I initially say something, but usually the trickle-down effect plays out. It's the echo system of the NHL and the managers and the owners and all that. I don't know. All I know is I'm just sick of everybody being such stiffs."