There’s been a lot of controversy regarding top prospect Cutter Gauthier over the past couple of days.
He helped the U.S. to a gold medal in the recent Junior World Championship but was surprisingly traded to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday after not playing a game with the Philadelphia Flyers, who traded him fifth overall in the 2022 NHL draft.
It was later revealed that Gauthier refused to play, and even communicate with the Flyers, which had fans, experts and analysts furious.
Gauthier has been slammed for his refusal to be a part of the Flyers’ organization, but now, a former NHLer shows support for his choices.
Sean Avery, a former tough guy of the NHL, posted a video on social media where he claimed Gauthier is an ”American hero,” and he also called Flyers fans ”greasy” and ”f—king savages.”
He also criticized the organization, head coach John Tortorella, and the general manager Daniel Briere’s son.
”Why would Cutter Gauthier want to play for the Philadelphia Flyers? Maybe Cutter Gauthier just doesn’t like Daniel Briere’s son, because he threw the wheelchair of a disabled girl down a flight of stairs. Maybe he doesn’t like John Tortorella, for a multitude of reasons,” Avery said.
It’s not the first time Avery has gone on a rant on social media about a hot NHL topic, but what was so special this time was what happened after the video was posted.
Cutter Gauthier is already the new No. 1 enemy in Philadelphia, and he didn’t make himself more popular when he decided to like the post from Avery.
Gauthier publicly supporting Avery’s harsh comments about the Flyers quickly made the rounds on social media and further fueled the drama surrounding this bizarre event. We can’t wait until Gauthier’s actually playing in the NHL.
His first game against the Flyers, in Philadelphia, will be one fans won’t forget for a long time.