Originally written on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 4/23/12
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After being demoted to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, forward Sean Avery recently spoke with ESPN and said this when asked if he thinks the Rangers will ever recall him:
“Probably not. I doubt it.”
And on whether he thinks he received a fair chance:
“I’d say it’s pretty obvious. I’ll let everyone else decide for themselves.”
Clearly Avery does not feel as if he was given the fair chance he deserved to make the lineup out of training camp, which is a case that I have been trying to make for a month now.  But anyway, head coach John Tortorella was alerted of the comments made by Sean today and said this in response:
"I’m so busy worrying about this team. This is the first time I’ve heard about it,” Tortorella said. “We go about our business here, and I know that’s a story I’m sure that’s going to be talked about a lot, because Sean was here and very well-liked, but again I’m coaching this hockey club here. Talk to Kenny (Whale coach Ken Gernander). I don’t know what’s going on down there. So I can’t comment on it.”
Typical John Tortorella response.  I'm not going to harp on this because we've pretty much beat this Avery thing to death here on the blog, but I thought it was just another interesting twist to the story that was worth sharing. 
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