Media to get you through the afternoon
Sean Avery’s take on screening the goaltender
Sean Avery thrives on being a pain in the ass. With the addition of the “Sean Avery Rule”, he now has proof in writing that he can infuriate players, the press, and NHL management. You have to wonder what Gary Bettman and Colin Campbell are thinking here. Everyone knows the best way to deal with pests like Avery is to ignore him or pummel him into the ground. But I’m sure Avery and his agent are thrilled – he’s a UFA and should receive a nice salary bump from this incident.
When great goals hurt
We knew Alexander Ovechkin’s celebrations were infectious in Washington, but apparently his influence stretches throughout the South. Jason Arnott scored the game winner with about 4 minutes remaining and jumped into the corner glass in celebration. His teammate Alexander Radulov tackled him moments later, and the rest of the team piled on top. Arnott got up slowly, went to the bench slowly, and spent some time recovering with the trainer’s assistance. I’ll be he never thought the danger in taking the puck would come from friendly fire.
A few blogs to check out
Just in case any non-Flyers fans out there were unaware, the team does have a few playoff blogs running through their website. The Flyers’ PR department has been updating On the Fly throughout the season, and they post daily updates on injuries, scratches, and births. Scott Harnell has a player blog that’s interesting – especially when he gives us the daily food report. And David Boreanaz (actor from Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel) writes a celebrity blog for NHL.com; he’s not the best with timely updates, but he can definitely talk hockey.