"I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.I don't know what that's about, but enjoy the game tonight." He then walked out of the locker room.
Avery also dated Rachel Hunter, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and actress who is now the girlfriend of Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll."My thoughts were that it was a very disrespectful comment, and the league took action and I definitely agree with the way they took action," Phaneuf said after the Flames' 3-1 loss to the Stars.
Reporters were waiting to speak with Avery about disparaging remarks he'd made last month about Flames star Jarome Iginla when Avery walked over to the group and asked if there was a camera present.
When told there was, he said, "I'm just going to say one thing.""I'm really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada," the Ontario native said.
He broke into the NHL in the 2001–02 season, playing 36 games with the Red Wings and 36 in the minors.
The Red Wings went on to win the Stanley Cup that season, but Avery did not play in the playoffs nor did he play the required 41 games to get his name engraved on the Cup.