Avery and Tucker nearly came to blows during the pre-game warmups:
The one-time plaything of Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert couldn’t wait to get under the skin of the host Toronto Maple Leafs and quickly took matters into his own ornery hands.
First came a shot at diminutive Jason Blake, followed by a threatening waggle of the stick at the Leafs’ Darcy Tucker. Tucker waved his lumber back at Avery, the two men started jawing at each other, and it was game on.
“He has no sense of class,” an irritated Tucker said after the Leafs’ 3-2 shootout loss to Avery’s New York Rangers last night during the annual Hall of Fame game at the Air Canada Centre. “What goes around, comes around in this game. Through the entire warmup, he would not stop yapping. He comes in there and gets in my face.”
Avery and Tucker were each issued unsportsmanlike conducts during a shoving match in the first period and they followed up with a fight as soon as they stepped out of the penalty box minutes later.
Ray Tells All
Rob Ray has a book coming out this week titled “Rayzor’s Edge: Rob Ray’s Tough Life on the Ice”
The book is slated to start shipping on November 15th. You can pre-order it here. The Buffalo News is also scheduled to have excerpts from Ray’s novel in their paper this week as well.
Singer on the Hot Seat
hockeyfights.com owner David Singer was interviewed by Eric McErlain of The Sporting News earlier this week. Be sure to check it out.
Vote For ?
It’s that time of the season again. Voting for this year’s NHL All-Star Game starts this week but requests to do a “Vote for Rory” type thing for a fighter have been coming in for months. David is considering doing one but is unsure of what player to back.
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