Rangers forward/pest/fashion-magazine-intern/shirtless-model/star-humper Sean Avery really doesn't like Caps coach Bruce Boudreau. Of course Sean Avery doesn't really like anyone but himself -- except for those periods where he's filled with self-loathing.
How can anyone not like Gabby? That sweet cherubic face... Those dark, beady eyes... The way his cheeks turn bright red when he gets animated.
But that's not enough, apparently, to melt Avery's blackened heart. In Gabby's new book, which the Times writes about today, he says that Avery's been mean to him.
During last year's Game 7 with the Rangers, Avery tried to get a rise out of the coach.
"He told me I was the biggest, fattest bleeping pig he had ever seen," Boudreau said in the book. "He told me I was fatter than bleeping Ken Hitchcock. He told me I was going to die because I was such a fat bleep."
Whoa. Fatter than Ken Hitchcock? That's just cruel.
Given Avery's predilection, it's surprising he didn't comment that Boudreau became a "fat bleep" from wolfing all those sloppy seconds at Old Country Buffet.
It is nice, though, that Avery's learned his lesson about cleaning up his act; saying "bleep" instead of something obscene really is thoughtful.
In the end, though, the real sting of that game wasn't Avery's words, but the end result. Sergei Fedorov delivered the appropriate response.