Last night 20,000 Calgary fans chanted “Avery Sucks! Avery Sucks!” after the fingernail polished one took an egregious dive late in the third period. It wasn’t clear what all the j’accuse was about: what, pray tell, did Avery suck to merit such taunting? And if he did in fact suck something, what could it be? Calgary is full of meanies!
All the cryptic chanting aside, the fans seemed to agree. Perhaps is because Avery is known to hockey fans as a yeller of racist cancer jokes at his fellow professionals. To New Yorkers, Avery is known as an erudite closet homosexual with designer lamps and Yves St. Laurent high tops. To Calgarians, he just sucks.
The Rangers next game is in Vancouver tonight. Will the Avery Sucks chant continue through western Canada? Your move, Vancouver.