While Avery – the league’s biggest agitator – has no reservations when it comes to getting under an opponent’s skin, his former roommate-turned boss has established a limit.
“Just one,” Hull explained to TSN. “(I said) as long as you don’t embarrass the organization, you can do, say or act any way you want.”
And does that include line-crossing trash talk?
“That’s just part of gamesmanship and his personality,” Hull explained. “You’d be surprised how many guys do things like that out there. Someone’s got to be the best and someone’s got to be the worst at everything.”
And what about getting a stick up in a goaltender’s face like he did last spring against Martin Brodeur? “(That’s not acceptable) to me because that’s not the way you play hockey,” Hull told Off the Record. “Why would you want to do that? Why don’t you want to get open and get a shot away? But that was before he was with me.”
Well, la-di-fucking-da, cock knocker. You must know all about winning….when your foot is in the crease!
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the second day of the week, Ty Conklin and the other Tyler went to look in the trainer’s room. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Sid came down from heaven and, going to the training room, rolled back the table and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The trainers were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the players, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Hockey Jesus, who was afflicted. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen and is going ahead of you into Tampa. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the players hurried away from the trainer’s room, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Hockey Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Hockey Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Tampa; there they will see me.”
Wow. Big news and a truly blessed event.
Ryan Smyth, how do you feel about it?