Someone please explain what makes you dislike him so much...? His mouth?
In response to his hazing of Brown:
Brown has/had a slight speech impediment, for which Avery mocked him. Not sure if this was cruel tormenting, or a couple of jabs every now and then. Either way, not very cool to do to a teammate; especially a rookie.
His lack of respect for his teammates (See: Yzerman comment).
Take your pick.
.. and this:http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=396369
The Red Wings, with Holland pulling the trigger, traded him midway through the following season.
"The only thing I would say is obviously we had him as a young player at that time and our concern was his lack of respect for the game, the people in the game and, obviously, he left us," Holland said. "He has worked his way through a few organizations now and it's apparent that he hasn't matured."
No, Sean Avery does not come off to me as a tough guy, or as a guy that would be useful to the Wings any more or less useful than he wasn't on the Wings beforehand. He's the poster child for silly antics and getting your name in the paper with controversy and not actual playing skill. At least in the NBA Dennis Rodman, while getting his name in the paper, was a pro at rebounding and drawing fouls. Avery, in his best performances, is a pest (already have a few of those). He get most of his notoriety from his mouth, antics, lack of respect for the game, and being a male fashionista. The better question is who the flying hell would want that? Besides a few people who strangely (and I mean more "desperately" than "strangely") believe he would help this team gain some arbitrary amount of "toughness"? He had his chance with this team. He's certainly not Red Wing material.