I'ts late, I've got an early flight to Edmonton, so I'm going to keep this short (sort of). Just as far as everything that happened tonight, it seems like a little quote turned into a big mess. But after listening to players and GMs and everything else, I'm sensing this: As far as the Stars' reaction, this goes way beyond one quote on one morning. Co-GM Les Jackson's quote is what sticks out most for me:
"Sean hasn’t respected the league, the game, the Stars, Mr. Hicks. He hasn’t represented anyone professionally."
To me, that speaks volumes. Jackson is a very calm man, one that does not overreact to things. And I have a hard time believing that Avery's Tuesday rant was the only thing bothering him. Just my read, of course, but it seems odd. You never know what's been going on behind the scenes, and this incident may have been the final straw for some folks.
Question is, what do you do with a guy you've signed for 4 years and $15.5 million? I don't know if there are clauses in Avery's contract regarding behavior (I'm not a lawyer kids, so I'm not even going to try and break down someone's contract).
I don't know about it all. I do know that there are a lot of long-standing Stars who are unhappy with all of this. We'll see what shakes out of it.