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Sean Avery is no longer playing in the National Hockey League -- he famously declared he was throwing his skates in the Hudson River upon retirement in 2012 -- but that doesn't mean his epic battles with bitter enemy Martin Brodeur have ended.
The two traded barbs Thursday, when Brodeur mocked Avery’s recent participation on the ABC reality television show, “Dancing With the Stars.”
Asked about Avery’s performance -- the former New York Rangers antagonist was unceremoniously sent home two weeks into this season -- Brodeur made a crack at his one-time foe.
“I didn’t watch -- I don’t watch those shows -- but I was watching NHL Network and they mentioned it,” Brodeur told NJ.com
“What more could he do to embarrass himself?” Brodeur asked. “There it is.”
Never one to be outdone, the notorious pest responded via his official Twitter account, calling the future Hall of Fame New Jersey Devils goaltender “fatso” in the process.
“Woke up beside a supermodel [referring to his fiancée, Hilary Rhoda] to hear news that Fatso made a comment..... @DancingABC equals Thousands of $ for charity.”
Avery later deleted the tweet, but in case you thought he was done, well, there is more.
Avery showed no restraint in going after the 41-year-old netminder, bringing up Brodeur’s well-documented affair with his ex-wife’s sister-in-law, whom he later married.
“Embarrassing is when u [sic] sleep with the #Nanny and get caught :)” he tweeted.
Safe to say there is no love lost between these two.
The pair has a long history of nasty run-ins while Avery was playing for the Rangers. Most notably, a new NHL rule had to be effected when Avery screened Brodeur by waving his stick in his face during the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs.