Since the controversy between Sean Avery and Martin Brodeur in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Rangers have been mulling over the possibility of keeping Avery or letting him sign somewhere else.
The odds of "elsewhere" becoming a reality seem more and more likely to occur.
The Dallas Stars have begun the discussion of bringing Avery to the Metroplex.
Last night, Stars co-General Manager Brett Hull confirmed that the Stars were in talks with NHL stars Sean Avery and Wade Redden.
At the close of business last night, the talks with Redden had ceased and he subsequently signed with the Rangers, while the talks with Avery were still very much open.
Should this deal become a reality for Dallas, they will increase their physical prowess on the ice and have a strong addition to their already dangerous power play unit.
Avery, a veteran of 379 career NHL games, is mostly known for being a physical force on the ice. In his six NHL seasons, he has averaged close to 177 penalty minutes a season.
He is also credited with the creation of the "Avery Rule," stemming from his screening of New Jersey Devils' netminder Martin Brodeur. Avery basically ignored the play, faced Brodeur, and did everything he could to block the view of the Devils goalie.