Five Hated Athletes in Detroit Sports History

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Sean Avery

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  • Sean Avery was only in the Detroit Red Wings organization for 4 seasons. He got to the Red Wings after the team signed him as a free agent in 1999. He didn’t make his debut with the team until the 2002 season when he played 36 games. That same season the team went on to win the Stanley Cup, but Avery wasn’t on team that went to the playoffs.

    The next season Avery was traded to the L.A. Kings midway through the season. Stories came out throughout the media claiming that head coach Mike Babcock didn’t care for Avery and that he was more a pain than what his playing ability was worth. This turned out to be nothing new as Avery continued his career throughout the NHL.

    If you follow in general NHL news, you probably heard about how no one really liked Avery for his antics on the ice and sometimes what he said off of it. This guy was usually always hated no matter where he went, that includes Detroit.

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