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As per Andrew Gross, the Rangers are going with the old adage of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and have decided to go with the same lineup tonight as they did against Florida. This means that Henrik Lundqvist will get the start. This also means that Sean Avery will be a healthy scratch tonight, and Erik Christensen will dress in his place. It is unlikely that Christensen will get the same 12:54 in ice time that he received on Sunday night, as this game with Dallas will likely be significantly closer, thus limiting extra shifts for the fourth line. If I were a betting man, I’d bet that as long as this game remains close, Christensen will get about 10 minutes of ice time this game.
The lines will be the same as well:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Brandon Dubinsky-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Jeff Woywitka-Anton Stralman
There’s going to be the obligatory “WHY ISN’T AVERY PLAYING?!?!?!?!” tweets/comments/rants across the interwebs, but for those with sane minds and a rational thought process, there should be no surprise or anger over leaving the lineup the same after a 6-1 demolishing of the Panthers.
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There is nothing like a good old Sean Avery debate to get New York Rangers fans going.
As we know, Sean is currently the odd-man out of the lineup as of Sunday night, when he was deemed a healthy scratch so that Erik Christensen could re-enter the lineup against the Florida Panthers. Prior to that game, Avery was receiving less than four minutes of ice time from head coach John...
This all occurred a few weeks ago, but it’s the first time I have seen it reported on, so there you go. Also: Kate Upton. Duh. According to a report from the New York Daily News, New York Rangers pest Sean Avery got into a bit of a Twitter back and forth with gorgeous supermodel [...]
As part of New York Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York 2011", Will Leitch points to Sean Avery moonlighting as a fashion maven and gay-rights activist the 13th biggest reason..."It's more than a little ironic, then, that the most despised person in a sport full of despicable people has, amazingly, become one of the most progressive athletes in all of professional...
… uh oh, Torts just pissed off the Pro Avery Lifers. I do not like Christensen and rather have anyone else in this lineup than him. Poor move by Torts.
For those who credit the recall of Sean Avery to the New York
Rangers with the team turning around their slow start this season to be 17-6-4
through 27 games there should be cause for concern that Avery might be sent
away again. Coach John Tortorella
scratched Avery for last night’s game, replacing him with Erik Christensen, but
more than the scratch itself, the
Update, 6:15 p.m.:Full Torts quote on sitting Avery (via Rangers Rants)..."I don't think Sean's been dead on. Having said that, he hasn't had a bunch of ice time. I'm just having problems finding ice for him. I have other guys filling the areas and doing the things that I need done and I'm a little concerned about shootouts. We've struggled a little bit...
Over the past few weeks, I’ve pondered writing about a variety of topics, namely realignment, Sean Avery, and no-touch icing. But it’s hard to get off the concussion train, especially when you consider how many premier players are sidelined with head injuries right now.
Even the most passionate hockey fan would be hard-pressed to remember a time when so many stars were out...
Most NHL players will be more than happy to tell you how much of a pest Sean Avery is. It looks one of the league's biggest pains in the neck may have bitten off more than he can chew with his latest antics. The New York Daily News points out that the Rangers forward's latest instance of chirping is directed at supermodel Kate Upton, of all people. Upton recently attended...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Sean Avery, who goes by the handle @imseanavery on Twitter, recently pestered 19-year old bombshell model Kate Upton on the social media site after she attended the Rangers game against the Penguins on Nov. 29... @KateUpton since u couldn't stop looking @HLundqvist30 last night now u can follow him.......#sorryhesmarriedTo which she...
Kate Upton is a Rangers fan, and she attended their November 28th game against the Penguins. She apparently spent some time checking out goalie Henrik Lundqvist, because Sean Avery mentioned it over Twitter after the game. Avery, known throughout the NHL for being a “pest,” tweeted a jab at Upton earlier this month. “Since u [...]
Updated, 11:18 a.m.:The Rangers have announced that Michael Sauer (concussion) will not accompany the Blueshirts on their up-coming trip to St. Louis and Phoenix....ugh.Torts also hasn't ruled out Rupp being able to play in those games.Finally, Andrew Gross says that Staal's skate this morning was the first time he's been on the ice with a full Rangers squad since the...
It seems like there are some common misconceptions with regards to how Torts distributes ice time among his forwards. I figured I would cherry-pick a few of our reader’s comments and explain some of the logic behind how ice time is earned on this team.
Keep in mind I am not trying to call people out for their opinions; I am just using these quotes as a point of reference.
• Um: Kate Upton pokes Sean Avery
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• Jennifer Garner walking around L.A. with her fly down
• 10 Beers You Drunk Assholes...
John Tortorella spoke at his pre-game presser about subbing Erik Christensen for Sean Avery tonight, about how hard it is to get something out of guys playing five minutes a game, about the importance of getting Brandon Dubinsky going, and about having the HBO cameras and microphones in the lockerrooms.