In the end, this was the easy part.
Banishing Sean Avery, as the Dallas Stars did Sunday, marks a starting point, not an ending.
By announcing Sunday morning that the troubled forward was not going to return to the team, the Stars formally ended the brief, expensive Sean Avery Era in Dallas.
But that much had seemed inevitable almost from the moment on Dec. 2, when Avery gathered the media around him in the visitors dressing room in Calgary and uttered his now-infamous "sloppy ...
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