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Sean Avery’s agent addresses ‘retirement’ announcement, will explore free agency

Published on March 14, 2012 by   ·   No Comments

Sean Avery may have announced on the Bravo Network that he’s retired, but that’s not stopping talks that he may play elsewhere next season.

Sean Avery may have said he's done, but his agent doesn't think so.

Avery’s agent, Pat Morris of Newport Sports Management, told that there will be further discussion on Avery’s NHL career after his four-year contract expires July 1.

Morris also told the Canadian Press in an email that Avery’s comment shouldn’t be taken seriously.

From the Globe and Mail:

“He has spoken in a joking manner to a question,” Morris told The Canadian Press in an e-mail. “Not his desire to retire. That will be determined by any interest in the summer or early in the season.”

Avery did, after all, make the “retirement” comment on Bravo TV.

Avery said he has an interest to pursue advertising rather than hockey, even if it’s a stint in Europe, according to the article.

It’d be hard to pull Avery away from New York City. And, unfortunately, for Avery, the repetition of him being shuffled around the NHL and AHL never really allowed the opportunity to develop his potential, and coach John Tortorella has a strong dissatisfaction for the 31-year-old Avery.

It’ll be difficult for Avery to spring up somewhere, but if he does, we can expect him him to stay somewhere in the North East, and at a bargain.




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