Well, that was quick. After Dallas Stars agitator Sean Avery made those charming comments about "sloppy seconds" this morning to TSN, the NHL suspended him indefinitely. So his valiant return to Canada against the Calgary Flames this evening will have to wait a little while longer. Just to recap, this is what Avery told the network on camera: "I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the game tonight."
Anyway,if you didn't know, the comment is directed at Dion Phaneuf and Phaneuf's girl friend Elisha Cuthbert, whom Avery used to date. But given Cuthbert's, Milanoesque proclivity for men on skates, that comment could have been directed at half the league. Or it could be directed at the LA Kings' Jarret Stoll, who is currently dating Rachel Hunter, also a former Avery conquest.
The league will apparently have a hearing on this, which should be even more embarrassing for any woman who's ever dated Sean Avery.