I think that the agitator’s always going to be able to exist as long as there’s an agitator that knows how to skate and pass. I was a great skater and I could skate with the best players in the league clearly.

Playing in Detroit in 2002 as a rookie, you had to be able to skate.

“I guess the ironic thing is that I learned from the best partiers in the history of the game, like (Chris) Chelios, Joey Kocur, you can throw Dominik Hasek in that pile. During his time with the Red Wings, with whom he played for parts of two seasons in 2001--03, Avery took a liking to Post Bar in downtown Detroit.

Avery, who retired from the NHL in 2012 after a 13-year career, feels Holland was out of line. I learned how to be a conditioned athlete from a guy by the name of Kris Draper,” said Avery, referring to the longtime Red Wing who now serves as a special assistant to Holland.

“I was one of the best-conditioned athletes in the NHL over the last 20 years, so when Ken Holland questioned whether I was committed to the game it really bothered me because that was a statement that he knew nothing about.

) there was no sneakin' around with a married director!

The former NHL agitator who broke in with the Red Wings in the 2001-02 season leaves a blunt message for Holland two times on one page: “F**k you.” Avery talked about his relationship with Holland in an interview with the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket. Obviously, the guy’s been an unbelievable GM in the league for a long time.

I think the thing that really bothered me is he made a comment, he questioned if I was really dedicated to the game,” Avery said.

Holland, who dealt Avery to the Kings at the 2003 trade deadline as part of the package for defenseman Mathieu Schneider, later said the controversial forward would not be welcome back in Detroit in the wake of his six-game suspension for his infamous comment regarding Elisha Cuthbert and then-Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf.For a 20-year-old to be able to walk into a bar and pretty much have the pick of the litter, I never got a bill at the end of the night, it was the greatest,” Avery said.“Really just an amazing time for that place.” (The Bar has since closed.) Chelios is one player Avery speaks highly of in his memoir.That’s sort of what I did, and then I went to bed that night and I woke up and they had either created a rule or changed an existing rule.Mike Modano, a retired professional ice hockey player.Professional golfer Allison Micheletti married retired NHL star Mike Modano on Sunday in Dallas.