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Avery willing to play for Leafs now?

From Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun:

If Cliff Fletcher truly wants to make the Maple Leafs a team opponents hate to play, he could sign the dean of despised players, Sean Avery.

According a source, the National Hockey League’s reigning shock jock has changed his mind on playing in his native Canada, and his GTA home in particular, after July 1. Last year, the Pickering-born centre dumped on Toronto saying: “I don’t enjoy hockey-obsessed Canadians. The (US-Canadian dollar) exchange is not very good right now. And it’s going to cost me a lot of money in tickets for people I don’t even like.”

Read the entire story here.

The Leafs would be better off passing on Avery. They don’t need his services as they are looking to rebuild for three years down the road.