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Sean Avery takes cheap shot at Martin Brodeur over ‘Dancing with the Stars’ rip


The bitterly antagonistic relationship that once existed — and apparently still does — between Sean Avery and Martin Brodeur hit a new low recently when the former hockey agitator viciously responded to the goalie’s rip over Avery’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Of course, Avery and Brodeur enjoyed a vitriolic rivalry on the ice over the years as members of the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, so the back-and-forth, one could say, shouldn’t come as a total shock. These guys hated one another.

The latest installment in the Brodeur-Avery feud all started when Brodeur was asked about Avery being kicked off the reality show dancing competition recently. Brodeur didn’t pull any punches when assessing his former foil’s appearance and dispatching.


“I didn’t watch – I don’t watch those shows – but I was watching NHL Network and they mentioned it,” Brodeur told

And his thoughts?

“What more could he do to embarrass himself?” Brodeur said with a chuckle. “There it is!”

Zing! Bam! Huzzah! Nothing terribly over the top or sinister or mean-spirited. But definitely a solid rip.

The sinister, mean-spirited part of the sordid tale begins — and ends — with Avery’s hellacious retort.

First, Avery plays the braggart card (in a tweet that curiously has been removed):


Certainly fair game and an accurate assessment (“DWTS” is all for charity, he’s engaged to model Hilary Rhoda) — but the “fatso” — an Avery nickname for Brodeur from his playing days — rip was a low blow.

But here comes the vicious hate bomb that escalated the feud to epic proportions.

Hoo boy.

For those playing catchup, the reference is an allusion to how Brodeur’s very public divorce in 2003 from his then-wife, Melanie DuBois, after allegations surfaced that he had an affair with DuBois’ brother’s wife, Genevieve Nault, whom he later married.

Ouch. Boom bitch.

[New York Daily News]