Ex-NHLer dislikes the Ryan Reaves signing in Toronto and states his reason
BY RYAN SMITHERAM JULY 24, 2023 (4:59 PM)
Today on Leafs' Morning Take, one former NHL revealed that he is not a fan of the Leafs signing Reaves. Former NHLer and one of the league's best former pests, Sean Avery, discussed the Reaves signing and took a very hypocritical stance regarding his presence on the team.
The hypocrisy in Avery's comment is due to he himself having created a "him" show wherever he played. Hell, he even had a rule created after his antics in the playoffs when he stood face-to-face with Martin Brodeur waving his stick and arms in front of him. Avery is the last person that should be saying that Reaves will become a sideshow in Toronto when he was always hell-bent on becoming a sideshow when he played.
From his comments in the media (on Dion Phaneuf and wife Elisha Cuthbert), to his actions with Brodeur and his push-up goal celebration, Avery always wanted to be the centre of attention. Throughout his career, Reaves has never really created a sideshow the way Avery did and has never been the center of attention unless it revolved around a hit or fight or something that was part of the game.
Will the Leafs live to regret the Reaves signing? Maybe, but I highly doubt that it would have anything to do with hogging the spotlight, if that's what Avery is suggesting.