The story came out on NHL.com when I was in-flight, but Sean Avery's hearing with commissioner Gary Bettman is set for 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Thursday in New York. No timetable to when a decision will be reached after the hearing. Co-GM Brett Hull will apparently be accompanying Avery to New York (love to be a fly on the wall of that cabin).
I'll be checking in with brass a little bit later today, and I'm curious to see what they're thinking the day after this whole mess. Judging from most comments last night, I don't know how this guy could be welcomed back in any capacity, especially by players. Even Brett Hull sounded worn out by it all. And as I said, Les Jackson was miffed. I never see him ticked off to that degree.