Dallas owner: We would have suspended Avery anyway

As you all know, Sean Avery has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL for having a sense of humor. There's no telling how long the suspension will be, pending his meeting with Gary Bettman. Had he purposefully hit an opponent from behind, driving his head into the boards and injuring him, it would be a three-game suspension. Since he made a joke before the game ... well, all bets are off.

Interesting statement from Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks tonight, if you haven't read them:

"I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery. Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so."

Much more from Dallas Stars Blog. Wonder how Brett Hull's feeling these days?

More on this farce later.

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