On Thursday, #ImGregoryCampbell started to trend on Twitter in response to the fact that the Boston Bruins forward played nearly 40 seconds with a broken leg against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The hashtag was meant to mention some adversity that you dealt with or overcame and the Dallas Stars took this chance to take a shot at former player Sean Avery.
Had Sean Avery on our team. #ImGregoryCampbell
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) June 6, 2013
Avery is now out of the NHL but that didn’t cause him to miss the Stars tweet. He responded and let’s just say he definitely got the better of the exchange.
— Sean Avery (@imseanavery) June 7, 2013
Sean Avery signed a 4 year, $16 Million contract with the Dallas Stars in 2008-2009, but he became such an issue with the team because of some well-documented outbursts, that he was put on waivers. Unfortunately for the Dallas Stars, the New York Rangers claimed Avery and the Stars had to pay $1.9 Million per year of his salary and suffer the cap hit. So they didn’t necessarily give him the $16 Million directly, but because the Stars grossly overpaid for his services, Avery made more than enough money. Well-played, Avery.