Avery talks about pushing buttons

Sean Avery did an interview with TSN’s Off The Record where he addressed his NHL career, specifically his on-ice role as an agitator. Avery also addressed the general hatred for him in his own locker room, and he had some colorful remarks for that: “what I do is try to push people s buttons constantly. If I ignored you then…

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Avery to retire?

Update 3:00pm: Per Larry Brooks, looks like he will retire when his contract expires. Update 12:10pm: Per Mark Spector, Avery’s agent Pat Morris has denied that Avery has retired. It looks like Sean Avery may be considering retirement. Per NHL.com, Avery was partaking in an After Show on Bravo TV, and when asked about his hockey future: Avery said Monday…

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Musings: The Grate, The Gaborik and The Girardi

Welcome to Thursday. It’s my 6th favourite day of the week. Rangers get to mix it up with the Senators tonight. Given the mixed performances in recent games it could a tricky one for the Blueshirts. Any-hoo, let’s jump in to it shall we? I’d be remiss not to mention him this week: Sean Avery not on the Whale Clearing…

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Whale announce playoff roster: No Sean Avery

In what really shouldn’t be shocking news, Sean Avery was left off the Connecticut Whale’s playoff roster. “Clear Day” passed this week, and rosters had to be set by then. No additions or subtractions can be made from these playoff rosters. Notably off the roster was Avery, who had been a healthy scratch for the past several weeks. Instead of…

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Avery Having Disciplinary Issues

Per Katie Strang, Sean Avery was scratched from last night’s Connecticut Whale game due to “disciplinary reasons.” This news comes after some nasty rumors regarding Avery ignoring fans (stress the “rumors” there…no real proof). I had a quick conversation with Brian Ring, who covers the Whale, in October for Avery’s first stint and he noted that Avery was a likeable…

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Could the Whale and Rangers Both Make Noise?

With potential reinforcements on the way from a multitude of levels the Whale could look quite stacked come regular season’s end and entering the playoffs. The potential for the Whale to win their second Calder Cup is realistic with a bit of luck. Why? Look at the possible line up. Amid fresh rumours of Sean Avery having another chance at…

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Not So Breaking News: Sean Avery Placed On Waivers

As predicted here, Sean Avery has been waived by the Rangers. This is a salary cap move, as Avery and his $1.9 million salary needs to be cleared, especially if he’s not even playing. We covered this here, here, here, here, and here. I’m actually incredibly sick of this topic. Avery has become bigger than the team, which is impressive…

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Expect Avery To Be Waived When Wolski Is Activated

 Update 6:45pm: Per commenter Adam, he noted that only Staal is on LTIR, not Wolski. So the cap information here is irrelevant. Only roster space needs to be cleared. I still think Avery is the one to go, but it could be Erik Christensen as well. The holiday roster freeze ends tomorrow, and the Rangers will have several moves to…

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With Slumping Offense Comes Change – Dubi?

Amid a scoring slump of sorts (2 games is hardly a crisis) Coach Tortorella once again swapped up his lines during the Blues game. On one occasion Carl Hagelin played opposite Marian Gaborik. With all the line changes comes speculation about the who, what, where and why’s. Perhaps the main thing the Rangers didn’t do well against the Blues was…

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Comparing Avery’s And Christensen’s Ice Time

When looking at the raw ice time numbers, there are a lot of conclusions drawn about the ice time given to Sean Avery (over the last few games) and Erik Christensen (last night). There were a few angry tweets from what appears to be the majority of fans thinking that Avery got the shaft because he received so little ice…

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