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For all the hullaballoo about Sean Avery descending to the AHL, the Connecticut Whale didn't even get a single home game with him on the roster before he was brought back to the New York Rangers through re-entry waivers. Which has to be the most depressing thing to happen to Hartford since ... well, we simply don't have the time ...
This doesn't mean Sean Avery Hipster Glasses Night still can't happen down in the minors. Avery is back with the Rangers, passing through re-entry waivers without a claim and officially recalled on Tuesday morning, because winger Mike Rupp's knee is injured and he's going to miss some time. After that, who knows?
From Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Rangers Coach John Tortorella:
"When Rupp goes out, to me it's the right call to bring Sean back because he fills that role. Sean's best strength are his legs; he's a terrific skater, and a big part of his game is forechecking and playing below the hash marks.
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There only a few more hours until the New York Rangers find out whether or not Sean Avery has been claimed by another team on re-entry waivers. While it has been generally assumed that Avery would go unclaimed, Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Islanders' general manager Garth Snow has been quiet concerning his intentions in regards to Avery and whether he will...
Following the New York Rangers dominating 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, a game in which every player on the roster had a strong game, the focus shifted to the newly recalled Sean Avery, and where he would fit in the lineup after such a strong showing. The likely candidates to sit were the usual ones: Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen, both of whom have been in...
As I anticipated, head coach John Tortorella has confirmed that he will be going with the same lineup tomorrow versus the Ducks as he did on Monday against the San Jose Sharks. That means Sean Avery, who practiced with the team for the first time today, will not suit up.
Avery told the Daily News that he completely understands why he will not be in the lineup, and agrees with...
… these just get better and better and better. Photo courtesy of our friends at Photoshop The Rangers
I spoke to the coaches, and I didn’t skate because of re-entry waivers for a couple of days. And you know, really the guys played pretty good last game and had a big win, so I wouldn’t change the lineup. - Sean Avery on return to Rangers … No one ever knocked Sean’s hockey smarts [...]
Sean Avery is expected to be in the Rangers' lineup on Thursday. But his impact could have a short shelf life.
Sean Avery cleared re-entry waivers on Tuesday and might be back in the New York Rangers' lineup Thursday night.
Dear internet ********,
Guess who’s back? Avery’s back. Tell a friend.
I guess you needed me after all, didn’t you, Torts? I know Tortorella hates it when I call him Torts, so I’mma keep doing it. You sent me down to the whale? IN HARTFORD? You guys know how I feel about whales. You know I have a strict “no fatties” rule.
But it’s good...
Sean Avery could rejoin the New York Rangers a lot sooner than expected after being placed on re-entry waivers by the team that has missed his grit early this season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean Avery could rejoin the New York Rangers a lot sooner than expected after being placed on re-entry waivers by the team that has missed his grit early this season.
The odyssey of Sean Avery continued on Tuesday, as the controversial forward cleared re-entry waivers and was recalled to the New York Rangers from their AHL affiliate in Connecticut.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella didn’t take kindly to San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling his team “soft” following New York’s 5-2 victory over San Jose on Monday night.
“It surprised me, and I’ve never heard a player say that,” Tortorella told reporters after Tuesday’s practice, according to the New York Daily News. “Joe’s a heck of a player...
In life, desperate times call for desperate measures.
With the Rangers, desperate times call for Sean Avery.
Because nine games deep into a season in which the Rangers have won only three times (3-3-3) while unable to reproduce the Black-and-Blueshirt identity that defined last season, management has decided to...
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The New York Rangers 3-3-3 record to start the season
leaves much to be desired. Worse yet is
that the level of play on the ice isn’t even worthy of that mediocre record. The Rangers are lacking a lot of things on
both ends of the ice to open the season, but beyond the offensive and defensive
problems they seem to be lacking any sense...
While 20-year-old rookie defenseman Tim Erixon returned to the AHL following the Rangers' 5-4 shootout loss to the Senators on Saturday as part of the grand plan, the Blueshirts apparently can't fit Mats Zuccarello into the plan as they are currently constructed.
Coach John Tortorella admitted "Zuccarello was the...