Avery could be in hot water again

Sportsnet.ca — Depending on whether Edmonton Oilers forward Georges Laraque chooses to make it an issue, Los Angeles Kings winger Sean Avery could be in hot water again.

Sources tell Sportsnet that Avery allegedly directed a remark at Laraque during Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles, which prompted the Oilers to file a report with the NHL last night. However, no official on or off the ice heard anything. As a result, the league has had little choice but to leave the matter in the hands of Laraque to decide whether to file a complaint.

Sources say league officials are continuing to look into the matter.

If Laraque chooses to file a complaint, then the NHL will conduct a full investigation and Avery could potentially face disciplinary action.

For the moment, the matter is being characterized as a “he said-he said” situation.

– Reprinted with permission from Sportsnet.ca


31 Responses to Avery could be in hot water again

  1. habs79 says:

    Is it just me or does this guy just not know when to shut up. Likely even if Laraque files a complaint nothing will happen, cause like the article said, it’s a “he said-he said” situation. Given his comments about europeans and french players in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did say something. One thing is for sure and Avery has proved it a few times, he is guilty of being a JACKASS! Like I said he is the NHL’s answer to the NFL’s Freddie Mitchill. All mouth, really no talent.

  2. CechmanekForVezina says:

    HAHAHA Freddie Mitchel. I’m glad he’s currently NFL unemployed. No one needs that trash.

  3. dcz28 says:

    As a Wings fan i didn’t like it when they traded him to L.A but now i understand why they got rid of this guy since he keeps saying stupid crap every time he opens his mouth and i’m glad he is not a Wing anymore…Laraque should have taken the instagator and knocked him out even if he didn’t want to drop the gloves but i’m sure it will happen soon with all the players he’s been pissing off

  4. sketchy says:

    Here’s some news, it is possible that the slur was regarding French Canadian Players, not the other, more obvious one.

    Anyway, Sean Avery is such a suckhole. He gets in Hemsky’s face, Laraque comes out to mess with him, he makes the slur (but only allegedly) and then runs Jason Smith to avoid being turned into AveryFlakes by a Large, Visorless, Black, French Canadian man.

    What a tool. Didn’t Avery call Simon or Brashear by a racial slur too?

  5. simplyhabby says:

    Straight up, this guy is an idiot. First he says french players hide behind their visors but when Gauthier(the guy he was actually referring to) wanted to drop the gloves with him, Avery chickens out.

    He gets into the face of Ales Hemsky (like getting into the face of a fairy) and acts tough but hides behinds his team mates when Laraque comes to Ales rescue and yells profanties at him.

    One thing is for sure hockey fans, if Avery is not sent down to the minors, someone will give him payback and I will point and laugh when it happens. This guy is a cancer to the league regardless if the profanity was a racial or not!

  6. Homunculous says:

    Avery is very underrated skill wise, and I think a bit intelligence wise as well(I’m not saying he does smart things, but he seems to atleast have some semblance of reason behind his madness.) Avery’s job out there is to get under players skin, and he does that very well, if you want to see proof just look at the box score of pretty much any Kings game and look how many penalties he draws. Sure he may end up on the I.R. but when he’s on the ice for the Kings the only one he hurts is himself. Thats why I love having Avery on my team, because it’s allot better than having him play agianst my team.

  7. muckies says:

    Laraque should grab this guiy and just tool him…take a short suspension…then is he does it again…tool him again.

    some guys need to know when enough is enough, and getting his face smashed in would probably teach him a lesson, and what would he have to say after to the press….”Laraque is big and mean, he should pick on somebody his own size”

    face to face, Laraque should shut him up.

  8. Air33 says:

    I can’t wait to hear the fans when he playes in montreal.

  9. Mullet says:

    If Sean Avery thinks he’s such a tough guy that he can just run his mouth whenever he wants, why doesn’t he try to drop the gloves against Laraque, then maybe he wouldn’t have as much to say, cause he’d probably have a broken jaw!

  10. 19Yzerman says:

    Getting Scheidner for Avery and Butsyev(Boots-I-have) was an OK trade. I liked Avery because he did seem to spark the bench with his untamed emotions. He has a way of getting players and even wholes teams off their game and to lose focus on the game at hand with his actions and verbage. He is tough, can and will fight. His only down side is that he hasn’t figured out how to do what he does without taking quite so many PIM’s.

    How many goals will be scored while he is in the box this season?

    Will he lead the league in PIM’s again.

    Whats the line in Vegas on the Avery vs Laraque for the NHL middle weight belt bout?

    Will Avery ever win the Chuck Norris Trophy as the leagues Top Fighter?

  11. 19Yzerman says:

    or was it Kuzntesov? (Nets Off)

  12. Hollywood666 says:

    I think you’re thinking of Simon slurring Brashear. He was suspended.

  13. Jcclark says:

    I don’t buy it.

    If it was said in the scrum, Why didnt anyone hear it?

    If it was said one on one, Why didnt Laraque kick his ass?

    Maybe Laraque made it up so he didnt have to watch the game films which showed his piss poor effort that night. I thought Avery made a great play on the third goal. Put it on the net George instead of using the race card.

  14. dcz28 says:

    If i remember corectly it was Avery, Kuznetsov and a 2003 first round pick and 2004 second round pick for Schneider…i think just one pick would have been enough but when you look at what Kuznetsov (is he still playing?) and Avery (dumb comments) have done since going to the Kings its no wonder they wanted picks in the deal plus the Wings don’t need early draft picks to get top prospects but they should hold on to them now since drafting players will be very important in the future

  15. Kraut182 says:

    Sean Avery is absolute s*****, and from what he’s said in the past can you really give him the benefit of the doubt on this one? I don’t think so and I think the NHL really needs to do something about this.

    If it happened when I think it did then he used the slur to draw a double minor on Edmonton and lead to the game winning goal. So his team was rewarded, and you can see why Georges is mad. There’s no place for that sort of stuff in hockey, and if I was a GM there’d be no place for Sean Avery on my team.

  16. Oilerz says:

    According to the Edmonton Sun, Avery called Georges a “Monkey”.

  17. Homunculous says:

    Heheh, Kuznetsov was an absolute failure, but if you think the Kings regret getting Avery you are kidding yourself. And we’ll see tonight if he has an impact for the better in the 4th straight game.

  18. rojoke says:

    If this twit shot the puck like he shoots off his mouth, he’d win the Richard trophy. And it’s not like he’s trying to be funny, or just talking about the state of the game like Brett Hull or Jeremy Roenick. He’s taking cheap shots at individuals, a whole continent and an entire province. And if the Phoenix/Kings game is any indication, he’s not gonna drop the gloves with Georges either. I just Georges doesn’t make the same mistake that Denis did and drop his gloves first. Give Avery the first shot.

  19. habs79 says:

    Mitchell was fun to watch with his “god-given hands” that lead to an average of 15 catches in a season with maybe a TD or two. He did give me the funniest sports moment last year when I saw him walking around the bench area with his toy WWE world heavyweight championship durning the conference final.

  20. mush124 says:

    im actually going to the montreal/kings game here in montreal, gonna be mad fun! And with the great seats I have players can hear me quite well, can’t wait to verbally abuse this idiot, especially during t.v breaks when everything is almost silent! on second thought, mebbe if im drunk enough ill moon him through the glass! ahahah

  21. 19Yzerman says:

    Simon took a flight the next day to apologized to Brashear in person for that and sighted how he should have known better being a Native American who wouldn’t like it if someone disrespected his heritage.

    The apology was accepted and the hatched was buried so the whole thing has to be treated as such.

    Avery is the kind of player who every team should have except when he is in the box which is quite often and in some case to often for how some coaches would like to see.

  22. 19Yzerman says:

    If you go up and down this post you will find a lot who do not like him. Some even used foul language when referencing him which tells me he must be doing something right. Last I knew he was involved in a scrum in which he got some gashes on his face they stitched up on the bench while not missing a shift only to end up being involved or even scoring the game winner.

    This dude could score a Gordie Howe hat trick every night. He gets his bench emotionally jacked up and causes everyone else to get angry.

    He only has one area to improve on and that would be for him to reduce his PIM’s by 50%.

    You go Sean Avery!! Keep doing what your doing pissing off everyone but, your fans. Thats what good hockey players do.

  23. SensfanVone says:

    I agree.

    Avery may be pissing people off but it is his job.

  24. SensfanVone says:

    But if he is using racial remarks I would lose all respect for the guy.

  25. 19Yzerman says:

    I agree and it should result in severe punishment but, no one seems to have actualy heard what was said.

  26. canadaownshockey says:

    Very’s an ass who is a disgrace to the game of Hockey, he should no be aloud to play anywhere ever again.

  27. Byzzy says:

    I wish that most of the French Canadian fans (like I am) will go over it. I don’t care about Avery’s comments because I’m not sure Avery is the only guy giving racist comments in the league. If so, I bet there some French players who are unrespectful sometimes too. Hockey is back, let the crap aside. It’s not the first time that Laraque complains. He will have to do his own justice one day.

    And also, stop *****ing Avery because when we do, he scores the next game! :-)

  28. Komisarek says:

    and his comment about French players was not racist ?

  29. rojoke says:

    Congratulations!!! You’re the first, and hopefully only, person to put Sean Avery and Gordie Howe in the same sentence.

    Gordie did all his talking, what little he did do, on the ice. Avery never met a microphone he didn’t like. As Glenn Healy said, he needs a speed bump between his brain and his mouth.

  30. WestcoastbiasJason says:

    Well said, and his skills have vastly improved since last season. I still think the guy is an idiot but he does his job.

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