Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers fights Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens during their game on January 17, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
During his time on Broadway, there was certainly no love lost between fan favorite Sean Avery and John Tortorella. It was tumultuous at best and didn't end well. When news broke Wednesday that Torts had been dismissed as Rangers' head coach, there may have not been a happier guy than Avery. Larry Brooks of the NY Post caught up with Avery to get his thoughts on the surprising move: “Oh, I had a huge smile on my face, no question about it,” Avery told The Post yesterday. “It’s not that I’m happy for myself. I’m happy for the Rangers and Ranger fans. “When I was a Ranger, no one was happier to walk into the Garden every day than me. I loved the team. I still do. I want the atmosphere to be the best it can be for the players. I want everyone in New York to be proud of the team. That’s why I felt the way I did [on Wednesday] and that’s why I sent that tweet.” Here's the tweet Avery was referring to: Fire this CLOWN, his players hate him and wont play for his BS...
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