There was a 2007 NHL poll that listed Sean Avery most hated player among his peers. So guess what: Brenden Morrow wasn't his biggest fan the past few seasons. Still, that always raises an eyebrow when the team captain voices his past dislike about Avery antics (not his agitating, mind you. Morrow is all in favor of that. It's the not-so-smart stuff that worries most). Anyway, Morrow's ready to have his mind changed.
Morrow actually brought up something I forgot about: Mike Ribeiro's rep coming in two-plus years ago. Now it wasn't the same type of attitude issues, but it was nonetheless bad. Ribeiro was considered much of a competitor, and that opinion got worse come the postseason. Now Ribeiro didn't score as much come the Detroit series, but he was doing whatever else he could, including logging hits. I know. I'm still recovering from the shock myself. Morrow's point: Guys can change in the right atmosphere. So we'll see.