A message to Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers pic.twitter.com/f1PidTdH55
– Sean Avery (@imseanavery) November 10, 2023
In 2023, we know the character that is Sean Avery. The former forward doesn’t mince his words, that’s for sure.
And let’s just say that his off-ice actions are a good representation of the player he was ON the ice.
The former Rangers forward began by comparing the contracts of Darnell Nurse and Nicklas Lidstrom. In his opinion, Nurse isn’t a nine-million-dollar defenseman, and he doesn’t understand why he’s being paid so much. Lidstrom, on the other hand, “was paid the same amount” and is one of the best defenders in history.
The old plague then turned its attention to Leon Draisaitl. At the salary he’s paid, Avery feels he needs to answer to reporters and stop being so sarcastic in interviews.
Stop being the sarcastic German and be the handsome German. – Sean Avery
Seriously, we may not like Avery, but what he said about Draisaitl is true. Answering reporters’ questions isn’t optional in the sports world. He has to answer them, even after a tough loss.
It’s hard not to agree…
But the reason behind this sudden aging: the Canadian media. “He’s gone through the damn meat grinder of the Canadian media,” said Avery.
As the best player in the world on a team that gets a lot of attention from all corners of the NHL, it’s only natural that the media would go after him. He and his German teammate are simply victims of their own talent and their team’s slow start to the season. But to say that McDavid has aged BECAUSE of the Canadian media, I don’t think…
– Jake Evans reaches a nice plateau.
It’s even better when these games are all played with the Canadiens. Congratulations Jake!
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) November 12, 2023
– Quinn Hughes is in a class of his own.
Every defenseman in the modern era who put up 22+ points in 14 games:
– Bobby Orr
– Al Macinnis
– Paul Coffey
– Doug Wilson
– Denis Potvin
– John Carlson
– Quinn Hughes
129pt pace. pic.twitter.com/OeSKXH5blH
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) November 12, 2023
– Decidedly, all Derek Carr’s good receivers get arrested….