Sean Avery’s Days May Be Numbered

September 25, 2011, by

At today’s practice, Jesse Spector noted that Sean Avery was not skating with the first group, but with the second group on a line with Erik Christensen and Dale Weise.  The first group comprised what I can only assume will be the starting lineup on Day One:

Wojtek Wolski-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Mike Rupp-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

Avery is notably missing from these combinations, which was to be expected.  Naturally, you can assume that Avery will be the 13th forward, and will replace someone who is hurt or struggling.  But as for a regular spot in the lineup, there aren’t many, if any, candidates for Avery to replace.  The only person that Avery really has any business replacing is Zuccarello, and that’s only if he can’t seem to cut it with regular playing time.

While Avery may not find his way to the CT Whale –that seems reserved for Christensen, it seems that his days on Broadway are numbered.

Categories : Preseason


  1. Bloomer says:

    I sooner see Zuccarello, Weise, Bourque, Hagelin, in the line up before Avery. Its not because of all the hype about his off and on ice antics, its because of his play. He just doesn’t create any offence and is mediocre at best in his own end of the ice.

    • Dave says:

      Avery certainly has regressed since Renney left the organization. He’s offsides way too much, and while he does draw penalties, his reputation precedes him too often to be effective anymore.

  2. Becky says:

    Really Aves isn’t worth it. I get yelled at for saying it all the time but he is rarely a difference maker on the ice, and with all this young talent it makes no sense. He doesn’t exactly seem like the wise vet in the locker room giving kids advice…. I clearly wouldn’t mind seeing him go

  3. Mikeyyyy says:

    Like using any sandpaper over thine it loses it’s grit and becomes soft

  4. tmd39 says:

    Haters hating. He is choked by a coach that doesn’t want him and a league that wants to crucify him. And still he had only 9 assists less than the team leader. He should be given a shot at the top line, but instead he’s battling for a roster spot.

  5. The Suit says:

    Avery hurts this team more than he helps it. Time to cut the chord. Its too bad though, he’s an entertaining guy.

  6. Sagebob says:

    Avery can dig out the puck from the corners and can protect linemates. I’d like to see him playing at MSG.