Found December 31, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
Unless you have a fondness for cocky, pompous, and narcissistic human beings, it’s hard not to smile upon learning that Sean Avery has been placed on waivers by the Rangers.  Nobody has enjoyed watching Avery become John Tortorella’s personal whipping boy more so than yours truly.  Even though the Ranger coach hasn’t publicly chastised his mouthy winger, it’s obvious that Tortorella has absolutely no love lost for Avery.  The fashion guru has played a mere 15 games this season, having served as a healthy scratch for the Blueshirts’ last nine contests.  Avery’s career is now at a crossroads.  No NHL team wants anything to do with him, which isn’t particularly surprising considering it’s virtually impossible to think of another player who’s been more disrespectful towards his teammates, his opponents, his coaches, and the game in general, than Sean Avery.  Continue reading "Just Deserts"

Report: Rangers waive Sean Avery

The New York Rangers placed Sean Avery on waivers Friday, marking the second time the 31-year-old winger has been offered to other teams this year, the New York Post reported. NHL teams have until noon Saturday to claim Avery, who was scratched from the lineup in the Rangers' last nine games. Avery last played on Dec. 10 against Buffalo. The veteran winger carries a $1.025...

Sean Avery Guarantees New Team 'Won't Ever Be Sorry' to Sign Him

Sean Avery is understandably upset after being waived by the New York Rangers for a second time this year. Now, he's not holding back on letting the world know that he's ready to move on, too. "I have a lot to prove," Avery told the New York Post, "and I have a lot of game left after not being allowed to play my game for the last four years." Avery then...

Avery Travels with Whale

The CT Whale report that Sean Avery travelled with the team on their trip to Portland to take on the Pirates at 1pm tomorrow....last month Avery probably thought he was going to be playing in the Winter Classic on the afternoon of January 2nd. Instead, he'll be playing a game in Portland, Maine. Yikes.While, Avery won't be playing in the Winter Classic, it didn't stop...

Rangers Return Sean Avery to Whale

New York, December 31, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Sean Avery has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Avery, 31, has registered three goals and 21 penalty minutes in 15 games this season.  He has not dressed in the previous 10 games.  Avery returns to Connecticut where...

Sean Avery Is Out Of Our Lives Again

Today the Rangers waived Sean Avery for the second time this season. It was a hockey decision: the Rangers needed a forward when they recalled him from Hartford, now they don't. And as John Tortorella somewhat coldly said back in October, "I think we have better players than Sean Avery, plain and simple." At least they got this out...

Rangers waive Avery

From New York Ranger forward Sean Avery is reportedly back on the waiver wire, just as he was prior to the start of the 2011-12 season. According to a tweet from’s Katie Strang, the Rangers waived Avery on Friday. TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirmed the move on his Twitter account. Avery hasn’t played since Dec. 10, a total of nine straight games, and...

N.H.L. Roundup: Rangers Waive Forward Sean Avery for Second Time This Season

For the second time this season and just days before the Rangers take the stage in the Winter Classic, the Rangers waived the controversial forward and fan favorite Sean Avery.

Sean Avery clears waivers, sent to AHL by Rangers

NEW YORK - Sean Avery is back in the American Hockey League. The New York Rangers assigned the veteran winger...

Flyers Goalie Controversy Takes Attention Off Rangers

PHILADELPHIA -- The hype leading up to this year's Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park has been unbelievable. The attention the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers have received has been Stanley Cup-like, as the entire hockey world, as well as the outside sporting world, prepares for what has become an annual main event to bring in the new year. Head coach...

Live game-day chat at 11:30 today

Last game of 2011 tonight, and first game-day chat of 2011 today. (and last game-day chat of 2011 today). So get your questions and comments ready, because those in early will have a much better chance of being answered. Also, please use a screen name or a real name or some name when you make a comment or ask a question. It just makes it easier for me. We can talk about the five...

It’s Go Time! … alumni game today

It will be fun seeing some of the old-timers back in uniform. Not sure it’s two and a half hours worth of fun. I’m sure some of the players will be mic’d up and no doubt interviewed while on the bench. I just hope that the broadcast doesn’t become more about the televising crew (Pierre) than about the players on the ice. I worry that it will. They’d better have Lauren...

Rangers set for Classic

No longer can the Winter Classic be considered a distraction.Finally, after months of anticipation, the next game the Rangers play is tomorrow afternoon’s annual outdoor game, being held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia against the Flyers. “We’re really looking forward to it,” coach John Tortorella said...

Flyers, Rangers won’t allow Winter Classic spectacle to distract

PHILADELPHIA -- Between the active rosters for the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, only 11 players have participated in a previous Winter Classic game. For the rest, it'll be a new, exciting experience, but as the players and coaches know, two points are at stake -- a fact that's amplified by the current Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings with the...
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