Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Avery does Dallas

Sean Avery has signed a four-year contract for $15.5-million with the Stars.

We've been hearing Dallas was chasing Avery all day, and they get it done despite the fact many teams were in the running. The Stars had just $5.5-million cap space to play with this off-season, and really only needed a forward or two to fill out their lineup.

On a scoring line, Avery can be a much bigger contributer than he has been in the past, and Dallas should have room for him alongside Brad Richards on a pretty good second line.

In addition to his pesty-ness, Avery's solid against strong opposition, plays well defensively and is young enough to have some upside. All in all, a good signing and not too outrageous a deal.

“We are excited about the opportunity to add a player like Sean Avery to our group,” said Stars Co-General Manager Brett Hull. “His ability to play the game with skill and tenacity makes us a better team and is a great complement to the players we have here.”

Mike Heika's been following the Avery trail all day.

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At 1:11 p.m., July 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Mr. Fashion's act is really going to play well in Dallas.

At 1:12 p.m., July 02, 2008, Anonymous Adam said...

Further cementing the notion that there are only two things that come from Texas.

At 1:22 p.m., July 02, 2008, Blogger Koz said...

Any truth to the rumor that he might be roommates with T.O. and Pacman Jones and film a reality TV show?

At 1:22 p.m., July 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Dallas, home of Neiman Marcus?

At 1:26 p.m., July 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he saw Guy Carbonneau's designer tie and decided to sign in Dallas as that's where Mrs. Carbonneau picked it up.

At 1:31 p.m., July 02, 2008, Anonymous Will said...

[Insert fashion joke here]

I get it, guys!

At 2:32 p.m., July 02, 2008, Blogger ninja said...

Love the title. I'll now think of him as Debbie.

At 3:33 p.m., July 02, 2008, Blogger Peter Mayer said...

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At 6:46 p.m., July 02, 2008, Blogger Patty (in Dallas) said...



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