Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/29/05 at 08:01 AM ET
You'd never hear anyone say most black players in the NHL play tough but then back down when someone challenges them. Comments as racist and offensive as that aren't aired in post-game interviews. And if they were, the player who made them would be fined and suspended into oblivion. They know better than to even think about spewing that kind of garbage. But when it comes to ripping Frenchmen, the lips get a whole lot looser. On Monday, Los Angeles Kings forward Sean Avery, upset with Denis Gauthier's open-ice hit on teammate Jeremy Roenick, said "it was typical of most French players in our league with a visor on, running around and playing tough and not backing anything up.''
from the Rocky Mountain News,
Ian Laperriere would like nothing more than to suit up for the Colorado Avalanche’s preseason game tonight against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center.
Especially if Kings forward Sean Avery is on the ice.
Laperriere spent parts of nine seasons in a Kings uniform, two as a teammate of Avery’s, but they aren’t exactly bosom buddies.
Laperriere, who signed with the Avalanche as a free agent after the 2003-04 season, said he heard Avery had bragged that he was going to fight him Saturday during the teams’ game in Las Vegas.
“But when I dropped my gloves,” Laperriere said Wednesday, “he just skated away.”
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