Hull, Lehtinen, and Smith (+Avery Drama)

by Chelsea

Not Mike Smith.

Will Smith.

Yeah… our Stars got to roll with the big stars last night!

In other news, Brett Hull was speaking like a true hillbilly:

Hull: That’s complete (bull). I tried to nip that in the bud on the radio. There’s no turmoil whatsoever on this team. All the rumors you hear of Sean Avery are so (bleeping) (bull) — he’s been great. He’s our leading plus-minus guy. He’s been playing hard, (shoot), he’s playing (bleeping) hurt.

The rest of the interview is here. All interesting, but I wonder – is Avery really hiding an injury?

Lastly, Lehtinen is going to be out 7-10 days with an upper body injury, unrelated to the one that kept him out for the first part of the season.

I wonder if it has anything to do with this awkward moment:


“According to sources who were on the ice at the time, Boston center Marc Savard was settling in for a face off against 38-year-old Mike Modano in the third period when he said, “Too bad you’ll be retiring after having played with those clowns.” (referring to Ott and that worthless idiot Avery). Modano replied, “I know.”


“What’s he going to say? Thats not something I would have done, but everyone has a prerogative to speak his mind.” – Avery, on Modano.

(Rest of the article quotes here, with thanks to dane3263 who posted about the piece)

Hull can’t honestly say that there’s absolutely no Modano-Avery controversy.

I’m sick of the Stars being a joke this season. If it was because of injuries, or problems at home, or just regular slumping, that’s one thing. Instead, it’s locker room discord. Is it too much to ask for Avery to take a permanent vacation? Or for Modano to suck it up for the sake of the team?

One Comment to “Hull, Lehtinen, and Smith (+Avery Drama)”

  1. This is so depressing. I’m not sure what’s more infuriating; watching certain members of the Stars organization come out time and time again to give useless, ineffectual soundbites or the fact that Brett Hull thinks fans will actually bite on that hook that life with Avery is just peachy keen.

    I feel awful for Modano.

    I’m sick of the Stars being a joke this season.

    Me too. The play is so terrible and then everything else has just turned into a three-ring circus. One of the reasons I initially came to love the Stars is that the organization was fairly classy in a city where our sports teams have not always been traditionally so classy (:cough, cough, the Cowboys:), so to see the team and front office take this kind of turn just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

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