The Avery rule


It only took the NHL one day to implement a new rule specifically aimed at agitator-extraordinaire Sean Avery:

“An unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty will be interpreted and applied, effective immediately, to a situation when an offensive player positions himself facing the opposition goaltender and engages in actions such as waving his arms or stick in front of the goaltender’s face, for the purpose of improperly interfering with and/or distracting the goaltender as opposed to positioning himself to try to make a play,” Colin Campbell, the NHL director of hockey operations said in a statement.”

Must be some kind of record. Avery is probably pretty pleased with himself right now.

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1 John B 04.22.08 at 11:47 PM

When I saw that incident on sports news I kept thinking – too bad Billy Smith wasn’t in goal. Had he been, Avery would be booked in for an ankle transplant about now.


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