Friday, October 24, 2008

Causin' Chaos: Sean Avery On The Island

The New York Islanders gave me a photo pass for this evening's game against the Dallas Stars. My assignment for them? Get a good shot of Doug Weight. I did that. In fact, I used my dumb luck mad skills and came away with a good number of decent shots not only of my primary target, but of several other players. But since the spotlight heading into this game was on one player in particular, I made sure to get him.

So here is Sean Avery's night at the Coliseum, in pictures:









The only one I want to put a caption on is this last one. Avery wasn't talking trash and starting trouble with Islander fans, he had thrown his glove up into the crowd towards a kid wearing a Ranger jersey. Of no surprise, an older female Islander fan made the grab and refused to hand it over. Avery tried to get her to pass it along but, unsurprisingly, had no luck. Either way, it was a nice gesture by him.

7 comments:

Pete said...

I'm telling you...Avery has a lot more class than people give him credit for. I mean, I think he even apologized to the people he hit with that water bottle he threw last year. Ok, maybe that doesn't SUPPORT my belief as much as I'd like, but it's still there.

That's it, I'm getting an Avery Dallas jersey. That and Prucha, wherever he winds up this season. And maybe Roenick on the new Sharks 3rd jersey...

Anonymous said...

Nice shots, Scotty. Where are the pics of Weight? Also, what kind of camera are you rocking these days?

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Scotty Hockey said...

Pete, I wish I had the kinda money you are throwing around ...

Anon - Why would I post pics of an Islander?!? But if there is some demand, I will throw more shots up. Just lemme know ...

Pete said...

So do I Scotty. So do I.

J. Lieber said...

Scotty - Asked for the Isles pix cuz I like Weight, even if he is an Icelander. Also, figured that if they're letting you in Photo Seats you're working with a smooth SLR these days, so wanted to see if you have any preference on make/model. Thanks, bud.

Scotty Hockey said...

Liebs! I use a Nikon d70 that I love but I have a really lousy 70-300 lens right now, which you can see from the lack of depth of field in the pics. I may post a few more shots soon, just have to get the time.