I'm going to voice what's bound to be an unpopular opinion here...but I don't believe this silliness is worth a suspension. Not even close. Yeah, Avery is a jerk, but it's not the NHL's place to defend the honour of Elisha Cuthbert and Rachel Hunter. I read some sniffy sports journalist's column today and he called Avery's comments "anti-female". Oh, spare me the PC rhetoric. If the media is so outraged, then stop printing and filming Avery's locker-room smack-talk about his exes. I think I'm pretty sensitive to anything that could be construed as "anti-female" and a hockey player dissing a couple women he dated doesn't even register on my feminist radar.
And I have to say, I'd be pretty pissed if I had tickets for tonight's game. (No offence to you, ima. ) I do think Avery is a damn fine player and even though Modano is worth the price of admission, Avery is worth watching as well.