Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/2/11

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 12: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks awaits a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Sharks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Leading up to the Rangers/Sharks game Monday night, there had been a huge divide between Rangers fans on recalling Sean Avery. You had the one side that felt his antics have become tiresome, while the his cult-like followers felt he will add a much needed spark to a lifeless Rangers squad. Full disclosure, I am a card carrying member of the #AveryArmy.Most of the Avery fans solely blame John Tortorella for neutering "The Grate One" rendering him a shell of his former in-your-face self. The anti-Avery crowd obviously differs, saying Avery made his own bed in Dallas and hasn't been the same since.Meanwhile, Tortorella has created his own fracture between Rangers fans as the constant line juggling and lack of playoff success is wearing thin on some, while the Torts supporter points to his change of culture as the Rangers are now trying to build a winner from within not through free agency. You know, except for that minor Brad Richards signing. ;)But then something happened Monday night...
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