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Sean Avery calls Martin Brodeur ‘fatso’ after Dancing With the Stars comment

Sean AverySean Avery appeared on the latest season of “Dancing With the Stars” for just one week before being voted off. He and partner Karina Smirnoff were one of two pairs that were given the boot after week one, and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur seemed to enjoy his former nemesis being eliminated so soon.

On Wednesday, Brodeur told NJ.com’s Randy Miller that he has never watched “Dancing With the Stars” but heard Avery didn’t do so hot.

“I didn’t watch – I don’t watch those shows – but I was watching NHL Network and they mentioned it,” Brodeur said. “What more could he do to embarrass himself? There it is!”

Several years ago, the NHL had to create a rule called the “Avery Rule” after the former New York Rangers goon stood in front of Brodeur facing him while waving his stick like a madman. Avery was attempting to screen Brodeur, but he wasn’t even paying attention to the play or anything behind him. They have no been fond of each other since.

Deadspin pointed out that Avery fired back at Brodeur on Twitter Thursday.

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Woke up beside a super model? Awesome, bro. The supermodel he would be referring to is his fiancee Hilary Rhoda, who is obviously a great catch but there’s no need to go middle school here. Avery blamed the producers of “Dancing With the Stars” for his early exit from the show, which should surprise no one.

Are the Devils cursed since Martin Brodeur won his 666th game?

Martin-Brodeur-DevilsThe New Jersey Devils appeared to be a safe bet to reach the Eastern Conference playoffs prior to their current losing streak. The Devils have lost 10 straight. Their last win came on March 23, and it was a milestone win for future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur as it was his 666th career victory.

Uh oh. As you have probably heard, 666 is a number that has historically been associated with the Antichrist or the Devil. Brodeur has started every game in net since his 666th career victory, which came against the Florida Panthers, and the Devils have not won one a single of them. Guess how many games they have remaining? Six. Guess how many points they are trailing the 8th-seeded New York Rangers by in the standings? Six.

If you believe in curses and hexes, New Jersey’s current situation is right up your alley. Brodeur himself even acknowledged it, although in a very conservative manner.

“Now, it looks like that, huh?” Brodeur said after Monday night’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, via Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record. “We’ve got to find something. We’ve got to break through that curse, I guess.”

For the most part, New Jersey’s defense has been fine. The Devils have held opponents to three or fewer goals in eight of their last 10 losses. They have allowed an average of only 20.2 shots per game during the disappointing stretch. As Puck Daddy pointed out, the team has also had to deal with untimely injuries to Ilya Kovalchuk and Dainius Zubrus. That being said, Brodeur’s brother did tell him he should retire after win No. 666.

“I never really thought about numbers after I passed (the record),” Brodeur joked last March when he was 16 wins from 666. “My brother said you’ve got try to get to 666 because that’s the number of the Devil. It would be a short season, though, if I have to stop (at 666).”

If the Devils are unable to win any of their six remaining games, Brodeur might have an opportunity to call it a career at 666 wins. Devils fans are hoping that is not the case.

Martin Brodeur not a fan of Madison Square Garden

The Devils evened their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Rangers with a 3-2 win in Game 2 on Wednesday. Martin Brodeur allowed two goals for the second straight game, and he was particularly irked about the first goal he allowed in Game 2 — one that was scored thanks to a rebound off the boards.

“It’s a tough place to play,” he said of Madison Square Garden after the game. “There’s so many bad bounces. The ice is not good, the boards are awful and the glass makes crazy bounces everywhere. In the second period I think two or three just went right in front of my net. So mentally it’s a tough game to play because you really have to look at the puck all game long.”

Even though Marc Staal’s goal bothered him, he was happy just to have the win.

“But I feel pretty good whenever I win. Doesn’t matter how I play, I feel good.”

Below is a video of the goal in question:

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