Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ray, A Changed Man?

1) As most hockey fans know former Ottawa Senator goalie Ray Emory is playing over in Russia in the KHL. He gained quite a reputation in the NHL for having a gigantic chip on his shoulder. He was routinely at the center of controversy in Ottawa for fighting opponents, teammates, coaches, motorists and, well, pretty much everybody. His current team in Russia is the Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL. Thus far this season the reports we have received had been positive. He has been playing well, and there haven't been any reports of any incidents that might show that he's still the same Ray that caused the Senators to buy him out last summer.

2) That is until this past week. The story goes that Emery attacked his own team's physical therapist, after the therapist asked him to put on a baseball cap to protect his head, which was hot and sweaty. (See Youtube below) Emery was pulled after letting in three goals in the first period of Atlant's defeat at Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Up to this point it appeared that Ray was successful in his attempt to try and improve his image from a hot head goalie who's weak in net and really just likes to get in fights. With this bizarre incident it appears that it doesn't look like much has changed in his time overseas.


Mr. Spock said...

As they say a leopard doesn't change his spots. I and no Senator fans were surprised to read this story.
Emery is a sad case. I think he does possess talent, but his emotional foibles are crippling his hockey career.
If anyone was ever crying out for anger management classes its Ray not that sociopath Sean Avery

Antzmarching said...

I can't say that I am surprised by this story... Emery should feel fortunate to even have a hockey career at this point... Now, he thinks nothing of sabotaging it in another country... Emery is obviously more trouble than he is worth... Maybe he, Sean Avery, and Theo Fleury will emerge somewhere next season...


1) Spock/Antz: Yes, Avery, Emery and Fleury may perhaps "emerge somewhere next season" a maximum security prison. LOL
2) WE can see how you could make arguments that all 3 had their careers potentially cut short not due to physical injury but emotional problems

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