Breaking News: Sean Avery To Be Waived

October 4, 2011, by

Looks like Erik Christensen has won the battle for the final roster spot.  Sean Avery will be waived by the New York Rangers.  Avery was a healthy scratch for the last two preseason games, and many, including myself, thought it was so that cocah John Tortorella could get a longer look at what they had in Christensen.  It turns out that they liked what they had in Christensen, even if his blown defensive coverage led to the decisive goal during yesterday’s game.

Avery will be waived and can be sent to the CT Whale.  His days in New York were numbered, but I don’t think anyone expected them to be over before the season even started.

Update 11:30am: While I am not a fan of Christensen (he is way too inconsistent and seems complacent in his own end), I can see his value in the shootout. Avery did nothing to earn a spot on the team. Avery’s cap hit made him the easier cut, and Christensen is the lesser of two dead-weight evils.

For a complete breakdown of the pros and cons of Sean Avery’s departure, click here.

Categories : Waiver Wire


  1. Mikeyyyy says:


    I guess torts doesn’t support same sex marriage.


  2. Dave says:

    I’m shocked. But then again, I’m only shocked because I didn’t think Christensen played himself onto the roster. In fact, I thought he played himself off the roster.

  3. The Suit says:

    So much for that 24/7 piece I was hoping for…

  4. becky says:

    Don’t piss off the coach, I guess

  5. jaime says:

    Disgusted! Christensen has done SHIT for this team. I’ve never liked Torts but now i hate him.

    • The Suit says:

      So I guess him burying Redden, Drury, and Rozi didn’t sit well with you either?

      Torts is here to win games. If he thinks Avery can’t help win games, then f- him. Send him to CT.

      • jaime says:

        I didnt care for Redden, Drury or Rozi. But EC does nothing. He has never done anthing. He stands there looking confused.

  6. Jordan says:

    Torts never liked him and Avery never took advantage of his time on the ice.

  7. Spozo says:

    The Rangers now have a good chunk of money left under the cap. Could we be seeing a move for another defenseman?

  8. Zen says:

    This has nothing to do with Christensen. Avery earned this demotion. He is not someone I would want around my young players anyway. Thanks for the good times, but it is time to move on to a new career or head overseas.