Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/4/11
So if you haven’t heard, word on the street  internet is that Sean Avery will be placed on waivers and presumably will head to Hartford. Obviously with Avery being such a polarizing player, this news has been met with both criticism and acclaim.  Being the eternal centrists that we are, we decided to weigh the pros and cons of this move. We will let you, the people; decide if this move was beneficial. Cons The Rangers lose the league’s best agitator, a player who initially was very successful at knocking elite players off of their game. With solid ice-time, Avery was a 10-15 goal producer. That’s exactly what you want for a bottom six grinder costing you $1.9 mill. Even if his offense disappeared, Avery was always a good forechecker and fit well tactically into Torts’ dump & chase/2-1-2 strategy. Avery rarely lost a fight. Few were better at creating home ice advantage and getting the crowd going. Sean wasn’t a pro’s pro and he’s presumably bringing his baggage to Hartford wher...
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