By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
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When Sean Avery came to the Rangers during the 2006–2007 season, the general feeling was that this transaction was the missing piece to a seemingly lifeless team. There was no doubt the Rangers lacked the energy and spark required to make the step to that next level. And despite his questionable history, GM Glen Sather decided to take a chance. And thus, the love affair that was Sean Avery and New York City began.
Avery, who, even from the early stages in his career was notorious for borderline hits and questionable actions on the ice, quickly became a match made in Heaven for the Rangers and their fans. Finally, they had a player who could generate the buzz the Garden so desperately needed.
The impact Avery had on the Rangers when he joined the club was very significant. According to Rangers.com, Avery notched 20 points in his first 29 games and helped the Rangers go on a 17-4-6 tear, helping them qualify for the play...