Does John Tortorella not have HBO?
How could the New York Rangers coach potentially deprive us of Sean Avery, uncensored on "24/7 Road To the NHL Winter Classic" by cutting the uber-pest in favor of Erik Christensen at forward? The anything-goes chirping, the fashion reviews, the parties with Catherine Keener and an Olson twin … sorry, but you simply don't get that from Wojtek Wolski. At least not in English.
Larry Brooks of the NY Post broke the news on Tuesday that Avery would be waived by the Rangers, having been scratched in the team's final two preseason games in Europe; with Tortorella saying, "I know what Sean is and the type of player, what he does."
Boy, does he. During their time in New York, Tortorella and Avery have had their tense moments. Like Avery being a healthy scratch in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in 2009; or battling over Avery's level of "engagement" in 2010; and his continued marginalization in Tortorella's plans last season.
Now, he's completely ou...