A: I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when [NHL commissioner] Gary [Bettman] came in, the league got focused on getting and keeping those TV dollars.
Over an iced tea at a well-heeled Toronto pub, the soft-spoken Avery discusses fighting (both real and pretend), managing anger and pain, and how to thrive when everyone’s out to get you.
Q: What can you tell us about the new Peter Berg movie you’ll be appearing in?
A: I’m playing a CIA agent, and I have a big scene at the start where I go into a house and kill a bunch of people… I’ve never fought for pretend, which is kind of interesting. Q: The entertainment aspect of fighting should be familiar to you … I used to spin my helmet; it started to become a signature for me—it was the only time that you could have the entire arena stop and just look at you.
But now, Andy’s dad, Louis Cohen, is speaking out to Radar to put a stop to the speculation.
“That is not accurate information,” Louis tells Radar exclusively.
(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) Once, Sean Avery was the most hated player to lace up ice skates.