Not shaking Sean Avery’s hand was the right thing to do. You can whine all you want about the lack of sportsmanship, but Avery is the king of lacking sportsmanship.
Normally Avery is just annoying, but doing something so ridiculous that prompts the NHL to clarify the meaning of a rule mid-playoffs to prevent it from happening again gives Marty all rights to ignore Avery in the handshake line.
The only thing I’m surprised at is something finally got under Marty’s skin. But seeing what Avery did to get under said skin, there is no doubt Brodeur should have lost what minimal respect he had for Avery.
Peter Stern, Marlboro, N.J.