Thursday, August 18, 2011

Surprise, Surprise No Charges Against Avery

According to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, "No criminal charges of any kind will be filed against Sean Avery stemming from his August 5 arrest for battery on a police officer."
But according to law enforcement sources, a further investigation revealed that no officer was ever actually pushed.
So why were the charges dropped?
We're told the officer who made the battery report did so after his foot was caught in Avery's front door -- and multiple witnesses have corroborated the story.
According to sources, police don't believe it's appropriate to charge Avery -- and agree the matter would be best handled by an informal meeting with the L.A. City Attorney, who's expected to officially close the case ... without prosecution.
Ok, I have to admit that even I'm a little surprised the way this turned out. I assumed that Avery would've gotten a slap on the wrist with community service or some other form of punishment. But I did predict that there was nothing for Rangers fans or Avery to worry about when the report was originally made by TMZ about Avery pushing a cop.

Unfortunately for the Avery haters this is terrible news.

Rather funny looking back at it how so many idiots people thought this was the end of Avery's Rangers and NHL career. Actually, it was pretty funny at the time too - now it's hysterical.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hockey Franchise Changes For 2011-12

A comprehensive list of hockey franchise changes for the upcoming 2011-12 hockey season.

NHL:
Atlanta Thrashers become Winnipeg Jets

AHL:
Manitoba Moose become St John's (Ice Caps?)

ECHL:
Chicago Express expansion franchise
Colorado Eagles transferred from CHL
Trenton Devils folded
Columbia Inferno possibly returning

CHL:
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs folded
Bloomington Prairie Thunder folded
Colorado Eagles moved to ECHL
Mississippi RiverKings moved to SPHL
Odessa Jackalopes to NAHL
Bloomington Blaze expansion franchise

FHL:
Danville Dashers expansion franchise
Green Mountain Rock Crushers expansion franchise
New Jersey Outlaws expansion franchise
Niagara Falls Nationals expansion franchise
Rome Frenzy suspended operations
Cape Cod Barons change name to Bluefins
New York Aviators change name to Brooklyn

SPHL:
Mississippi RiverKings moved from CHL

WHL:
Chilliwack Bruins become Victoria Royals

QMJHL:
Montréal Junior become Blainville-Boisbraind Armada
Lewiston MAINEiacs purchased by league and dissolved

BCHL:
Quesnel Millionaires become Chilliwack Chiefs
Langley Chiefs change name to Rivermen 

NAHL:
Owatonna Express become Odessa Jackalopes
Motor City Metal Jackets become Jamestown Ironmen
Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings expansion franchise
Minot Minotauros expansion franchise

NOJHL:
Temiscaming Royals fold
Manitoulin Islanders become Kirkland Lake Blue Devils
Sudbury Jr Wolves become Sudbury Cups

OJHL:
Streetsville Derbys merge with Cobourg Cougars
Collingwood Blackhawks folded
Orangeville Flyers folded
Dixie Beehives folded
Villanova Knights become Orangeville Flyers
Upper Canada Patriots become Toronto Lakeshore Patriots

SIJHL:
Iron Range Ironheads expansion franchise 

All of the credit goes to JruGordon and Drewman of Hockey-Fights.com 

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Avery Arrested In California For Shoving A Cop

Sean Avery was arrested early this morning for shoving a police officer at his home in Hollywood Hills, CA.

According to TMZ:
According to law enforcement sources, a neighbor called police to complain about the noise coming from Avery's home. When police arrived at about 1:00 AM, we're told Avery answered the door ... then shoved a cop and slammed the door behind him.
Police then knocked again, and we're told Avery came to his senses and opened up. According to law enforcement ... Avery was extremely cooperative after that, but was still booked for battery on a peace officer.
If the report is true, what the hell was he thinking? Did he expect the cops to just go away? Makes me wonder how big of a role alcohol played in this fiasco, not that it excuses his actions.

One can only expect that as soon as he bails himself out of jail he'll have some explaining to do to Glen Sather, John Tortorella and the NHL.

Since he's a celeb he'll likely get a tap on the behind, doubt he actually serves any jail time beyond the time he spent in a cell last night waiting for the judge to set bail.




Check out Puck Daddy for more details, H/T to them for the video

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