Tue Jun 16 08:50am EDT
While we await the late-night talk show rounds of the Stanley Cup, as it did after last postseason (Sidney Crosby(notes) singing "Bringing Stanley Back," Vol. 2?), New York Rangers forward Sean Avery(notes) visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday and didn't say anything to get himself suspended.
Avery was there promoting Career Gear, a non-profit organization that gives men, whether coming out of prison or attempting to return to the workforce, support and clothing as they prepare for job interviews. The two ended the segment with an accuracy shootout, which Avery won. Had he lost, Fallon's house band, Philadelphia natives The Roots, would have made Avery don Philadelphia Flyers gear, much to the horror of Rangers fans.
Here's the entire segment thanks to Jefflered.
If this were "Piper's Pit", Avery's telling the audience that Scott Hartnell(notes) is "a bit of a clown", despite the obviousness of the statement, would be a great heat-causing storyline to head into next season. And in case you're wondering, here's video of Lupul's hit on Avery. Is it a good thing that the new, reprogrammed Sean Avery is able to forgive and forget things like that and hug it out like Ari Gold?