It is reaching a point where one can’t miss a practice or morning skate because you don’t know what adventures Sean Avery may be up to.
Today there was this: while working out with strength and conditioning coach Reg Grant, Avery walks out and announces he will be singing with Jim Dolan’s band at the annual Marc Lustgarten Foundation benefit event for pancreatic cancer research at B.B. King’s in midtown.
“What are you going to do?” Avery said. “The boss asked me to do it.”
Avery even produced the lyrics sheet to the song, which will be played to the tune of “Not Fade Away” (of Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead fame). Among the highlights:
“They say I’m mean.
I’m just playing for my team.
Gotta win the game at any price, at any price”
There was more, but I didn’t have time to write it all down. Avery acknowledged that he’s been told he has to memorize the entire song, and yes, it may require a certain amount of liquid courage. But since he goes on at 11, he’s also not leaving himself much time.
Believe it or not, he actually has to behave himself while attending the game.
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