Avery is a hockey player unlike Cam Janssen. Was he out of line the other night? Sure. But that's Avery. He obviously felt Janssen's hit should've earned a heavier suspension. I've seen plenty of people including yourself turning the other cheek and acting like he didn't deserve any time off. The three games seemed okay in my book.
And also, Avery's role isn't to battle the best heavyweight in the league. It's to be a pest, much like ex-Devil Claude Lemieux. You remember him, don't you? The biggest agitator there was and a freaking pain in the ass. To be honest, Lemieux was a jerkoff and never went out of his way to throw a cheapshot. So I don't want to hear it. That guy helped your team win two Cups. But I guess because you had him it was okay.
Speaking of which, Doc Emrick is getting on my nerves in this game. He's not being as professional tonight, using the silly tired complaint about "the trap," and not sounding all too enthusiastic on Briere's goal before but exploding during Rafalski's shorthander and the other two. Who says Doc doesn't have a bit of homerism in him? Every announcer does. He's still great though. Chico Resch on the other hand...
Hallelujah...the Crapitals scored one at the Isles. Is there a more gutless team than this one? They are tanking.
Buffalo's D just sucks in this one. The injuries have caught up. Darcy Regier didn't do enough at the deadline and it might wind up costing them. They don't look like worldbeaters anymore.