Found October 03, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
An 8-4 loss to EV Zug was not the way the New York Rangers wanted to conclude their preseason campaign this afternoon in Switzerland. You can say what you want about fatigue and having to play three games in four days, but the bottom line is that the team was straight up embarrassed by Zug in this game and there is no getting around that. Today's outcome will not have an impact on the Rangers' season, I know that, but such a disaster of an effort with a lineup pretty close to what will be taking the ice on opening night should at least throw up some red flags.
There will be no beating around the bush here; the offense was mediocre, the defense was sloppy and Marty Biron had a very forgettable performance in goal. The Rangers have been struggling defensively to begin with throughout the preseason, so to have Biron come in and allow soft goals left and right did not help at all.
I am aware that Marc Staal and Michael Sauer, two of the Blueshirts' top defensemen, have...
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Larry Brooks of the NYPost tweeted and TSN is reporting that the New York Rangers will put Sean Avery on waivers at noon today. There is some shock to this as Christensen did little if anything to "win" the final roster spot, but the fact that Avery is off the team should not be all that shocking. Avery had the bigger cap hit and issues with the coaching staff trusting...
Larry Brooks is reporting via Twitter that the New York Rangers will be placing forward Sean Avery on waivers. More when it comes.....
It is almost fitting that even Sean Avery's departure from the New York Rangers is fueling conspiracy theories as the never ending drama known as Sean Avery has to have one last act. The Avery defenders are blaming John Tortorella claiming that the coach is finally getting his way by getting rid of a player the coach hates.
There is only one tiny problem with this "...
Regarding Sean Avery …
I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could argue Avery over Erik Christensen, but I don’t think the Crusher is going to be seeing much ice time...
The New York Rangers placed winger Sean Avery on NHL waivers at noon ET on Tuesday.
The New York Rangers will take the ice against HC Slovan with these lines ready to go: Boyle-Richards-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Christensen-Prust Rupp-Stepan-Zuccarello Defensive lines are: McDonagh-Girardi Del Zotto-Eminger Bell-Bickel … interesting that EC gets the nod on the 3rd line over Sean Avery. Both EC and Avery are fighting for that final 13th forward spot. Not [...]
The New York Rangers placed controversial left wing Sean Avery on waivers Tuesday.
Should he clear waivers, the Rangers could send him to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League. TSN reported that his agent, Pat Morris, noted that playing in Europe is among Avery's other options.
Avery is entering the final year of a $4 million contract.
Avery often makes more...
Sean Avery appears to have lost out on the final spot on the New York Rangers' roster.
The New York Rangers made some curious personnel decisions Tuesday. They waived Brendan Bell in a move that left them with only five NHL defensemen on the roster; they waived Dale Weise, seemingly fully aware that the Vancouver Canucks wanted him, since they pursued Weise at last season's trade deadline; and, they waived Sean Avery, even though he's awesome and everyone...
Sean Avery appears to have lost out on the final spot on the New York Rangers' roster. The noted agitator is likely headed to the waiver wire after being beaten out by fellow forward Erik Christensen. Avery could end up on another NHL team if claimed off waivers by Wednesday, on the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut, or loaned to a team in Europe.
The colorful career of Sean Avery as a Ranger appears to be over after the team placed him on waivers Tuesday.
There has been a flurry of activity the past 24 hours, so let’s quickly summarize everything in one post:
Sean Avery was placed on waivers yesterday and cleared. He has been assigned to the CT Whale. There is no known timetable for him to report or for him to seek other options.
Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell were placed on waivers yesterday as well. Both cleared, but will remain...