It's been a long two days, and I'm going to be pretty succinct in what I have to say right now (I should take my time and ramble, since I'm sitting in Calgary's airport at 2 a.m.).
A lot of people still seem to think the Stars are having this reaction over one quote. Come on, folks, you've read the comments from players, from the coach, from the GMs, etc. This was sooooo much more than just about one friggin' quote. To anyone who hasn't seen it yet, check out Jennifer Floyd Engel's column.
This situation with Avery had become like a volcano. The pressure had been building... just needed someething to trigger the eruption. Enter dumb quote here.
So what next? Ship him to the minors? Buy him out? The Stars have certainly done that before. It's going to cost the Stars no matter which way they go. I'm thinking they really don't care.
OK, the mix of coffee and Timbits is doing absolutely nothing. See you back home, folks.