You could imagine how difficult this day is for Brett Hull, who has had a close relationship with Sean Avery for a long time and was trusting the guy to come in, do good and not draw the wrong attention. Just talked with him on the phone, and here's what he had to say:
"The organization does not accept that type of behavior, and it won’t tolerate it. We stand by the league and obviously we have to wait and see before we can go any further."
About his relationship and his feeling today: "Obviously I'm closely associated with Sean, because of our past together. We brought him in to be a part of our organization, because we thought and still believe he’s a excellent hockey player. But there comes a point when those things cease to matter when what you do away from the game interferes with the team. I believe that’s where we are now. The behavior, we are not going to tolerate. It’s embarrassing."