I still think the Avery Rule was complete BS. It was as creative a play as I've seen and people got their panties in a bunch because it was Avery who did it. And it's not like there aren't any cons when you do that. You could get nailed in the back of the leg where there's no padding with a slap shot. The whole point of being in front of the net is to screen the goalie so what difference does it make if you're doing it blatantly or in a subtle way? How is that any more unsportsmanlike than trash talking? Dumb.
Last edited by NastiMarvasti; October 4th, 2011 at 04:20 PM.
You know you're my favorite Ruelz, but this is a little more of what Avery actually did for the Kings while he was here.
Sean Avery vs Ed Jovanovski Dec 19, 2005 - YouTube
This Is Sean Avery - YouTube
There are a lot of you who forget, and maybe some of you who never actually knew, what Avery did for this team while he was here. Some want to dismiss what Simmonds did as "It's just hockey. It's just what happens on the ice", but you loathe Avery for the same thing. Forgetting all the while that he was the only player who brought everything he had to the ice and left it there every night while he was on this team. And for the record, if you think the current roster doesn't talk trash on each other then you're lying to yourselves. Anyone who's ever been in any locker room knows better.
I agree that he doesn't belong here. Except for Parse, there's nobody on this roster that I'd replace with him. No, not even Westgarth (Thanks for making Westie make sense Lappy). And yeah, he can be an *******, but damn... there's far worse in this league. But you'll make exceptions for one and curse the other, and it makes no sense.
Yeah, Avery was one of few entertaining things to watch (imo) when the Kings sucked. He's a decent player, but I'm not sure what team would want the distraction on their team. Good luck wherever you end up, Sean!
And at that, the most entertaining thing about Avery on this team when it was a ****ty as it was, is that out of ten skaters on the ice at any given time, there were only six actually playing while the other four couldn't have seemed less interested...
Good player? On the ice, yeah.
Entertaining? To some.
In the room? Not good at all.
For those of you lauding him for his "every shift" play on the ice, okay. But please remember and acknowledge the story where Scott Thornton reportedly broke his hand trying to punch Avery for some things he said to a teammate.
"Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
"It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."
Check out a recent NBA rule book here:
There is only one mention of face (eye) guarding. At the bottom of page 41 it states that...
"Eye guarding (placing a hand in front of the opponent’s eyes when guarding from the rear) a player who does not have possession of the ball is illegal and an unsportsmanlike technical shall be assessed."
So, it's o.k. to do it when you are guarding someone's shot, but if you play peek-a-boo from behind on the person you are guarding, it's illegal (and also pretty freakin' weird).
In college and high school it IS illegal. Here's what's in the NCAA basketball rule book ( http://www.ncaa.org/library/rules/20...ball_rules.pdf ) on page 142 (Section 7; Article4):
Direct Technical Fouls for Unsportsmanlike Player Conduct
"Purposely obstructing an opponent’s vision by waving or placing hand(s) near his or her eyes."
it was a chicken**** move by Avery, totally unsportsmanlike, and you can tell how chicken**** it was because no one else had done it before the instigator rule was around. you do something stupid like that, you deserve to get your ass beat.
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