Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/13/12
It looks like Sean Avery may be considering retirement. Per NHL.com, Avery was partaking in an After Show on Bravo TV, and when asked about his hockey future: Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, “I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the Hudson.” This is not surprising for Avery. The Rangers were the only team to give him a third chance in the NHL when they claimed him off re-entry waivers in 2009. He was not the player the Rangers traded for in 2007, showing that his reputation was too much to overcome. He was no longer the agitator that through the opposition off their game, he was no longer the penalty drawer that made him so valuable. He became a spare part, and was thus sent to the AHL. When he arrived in the AHL, Avery could have been another Wade Redden. A player that the kids could look up to and could learn from. He did not take that road.
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