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James Wisniewski’s Hand Gesture Today

update 2:33pm, replaced original video with one of better quality.

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Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

lol… that was a bit more than a hand gesture.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 10/11/10 at 03:24 PM ET

Paul's avatar

lol… that was a bit more than a hand gesture.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from putting the b*tches in the box on 10/11/10 at 02:24 PM ET

Glad you said it and not me.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/11/10 at 03:26 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Avery has bad breath and should brush his teeth?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 10/11/10 at 03:31 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Is that any less of a “remark” than the sloppy seconds comment?
I think Wishdoucheski should have to go through some homophobic councelling.  LOL

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/11/10 at 03:37 PM ET


Gary’s gonna have to explain that one to his daughter too…

Posted by Kstewy16 on 10/11/10 at 03:38 PM ET

Tony's avatar

He looked pretty convincing…

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/11/10 at 03:41 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

If this were against anyone than Sean Avery, then I’d care. Hahaha. Avery deserves everything negative that comes his way.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/11/10 at 03:48 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

Why suspend him…it is not like he skipped the all star game due to injuries.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 10/11/10 at 03:48 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

This league does a good job of making itself look foolish, thereby relinquishing the high ground to smack players for a lack of class.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/11/10 at 03:52 PM ET

edillac's avatar

awesome, and if anyone think that there is something wrong with that gesture they should lock themselves in a closet and stay there forever

Posted by edillac from isolation on 10/11/10 at 03:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

It’s about the gesture.  If Nick Boynton got one game for making a throat-slashing gesture, surely Wis should get one game.  After all, it’s intent that matters, right? 


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/11/10 at 04:02 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Nice form.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 10/11/10 at 04:04 PM ET

coldwar's avatar

Sigh.  I love (most) sports and hate (most) athletes.

Posted by coldwar on 10/11/10 at 04:08 PM ET

utahgentile's avatar

I don’t get it ...

Posted by utahgentile from the land of white and delightsome people on 10/11/10 at 04:41 PM ET

Riviera's avatar

I don’t get it ...

Posted by utahgentile on 10/11/10 at 03:41 PM ET

Apparently you don’t.

Posted by Riviera from Phoenix on 10/11/10 at 05:23 PM ET

perfection's avatar

It’s about the gesture.  If Nick Boynton got one game for making a throat-slashing gesture, surely Wis should get one game.  After all, it’s intent that matters, right?


... but objectively, throat slashing is such a mean, violent, and evil thing to do where as blowjobs (is that a bad word?? i honestly don’t know.) are usually a very nice thing to do to someone. Besides some in prisons, rectories, and trailer parks, most bj’s in the world are done out of kindness or for money…. and both are generally pleasant experiences… so my point is, you can’t suspend him for making an “i want to provide you pleasure” gesture. i mean, maybe he thought Avery was just a bit uptight and was trying to help him out.

tongue wink

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 10/11/10 at 05:47 PM ET


I’m pretty sure that by insinuating Avery was involved in the act, Wisniewski made this gesture very offensive to gay people.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 10/11/10 at 05:54 PM ET


There’s no telling some of the egregious things that punk Avery has said to scores of players in his anointed role as agitator. I’m sure the boy can take it…

Posted by Carthage on 10/11/10 at 07:45 PM ET


He was just lip syncing a song.  That was a pretend mic he was holding.  Read a recent column that said no one has seen sportsmanship in 30 years so no one knows what it is.  5 year olds trash talk each other now.

Posted by 13 user names on 10/11/10 at 09:55 PM ET


The problem is that he didn’t cup the balls.  Why does everyone ignore the balls??

Posted by Garth on 10/11/10 at 10:31 PM ET


Wizz looked like he had been there and done that before!

Posted by timbits on 10/11/10 at 11:05 PM ET


Seriously, is his nickname Wizz? Wonder if it was an R Kelly reference that set him off?

Posted by HPHN on 10/11/10 at 11:25 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

  After all, it’s intent that matters, right? 

are you talking about the intent to blow the whistle?

And to think this happened on National Coming Out Day. Good for Wiz. That was brave.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/12/10 at 12:42 AM ET


Why is anyone reading this gesture as homophobic since this doesn’t have to be a gender specific activity for at least one side of it? What two consenting adults choose to do in front of 11,000 people or behind the desk of the Oval office is a private matter.

However, I can see Wiz getting a game after Boynton got a game (although one is a far more threatening gesture). Bettman after slamming Avery for 6 games (albeit after multiple do not be stupid warnings) will feel compelled not to have a double standard. Wiz afterall isn’t the brightest bulb after his comments last year that he didn’t intend to board the Hawk player after travelling 30 feet.

One game is the standard for hand gestures, just like attempts to injure.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/12/10 at 01:14 PM ET

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