You know, of all the people in the world who I thought might be the mature one -- who might take the high road -- when it comes to a spat with Sean Avery, I thought Marty Brodeur would be on that list. From my distant perspective, he has always seemed like a pretty classy guy. And then, well, he does something small yet significant. He skipped shaking Avery's hand after the Rangers/Devils series ended last night after Game Five. Now, I'm not going to lay into Marty. This isn't anything really significant or world changing. Hell, can you really blame him?
It's just that sometimes, when you least expect it, people don't do what you think they are going to do. I guess I just figured Brodeur was going to take everything in stride, how he had pretty much been doing throughout the series. I figured he wouldn't stoop to Avery's level. But I'm torn here, after all he was dealing with Sean Avery and it's hard to blame him.
Speaking of Seans... I'd also like to add that friend of the blog Sean Leahy has come on board as part of Yahoo! Sports' new hockey blogging extravaganza. Best of luck to Sean and the folks over at Yahoo.