Drury, Zuccarello, Gilroy In; Avery, Eminger Out

As per Andrew Gross, Rangers captain Chris Drury will return to the lineup for the first time since having knee surgery on February 4th, a surgery that was expected to keep him out for the remainder of the season. Drury will take Sean Avery’s spot, who probably lost his spot when he failed to clear the zone in the second…

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Is Sean Avery Done As A Ranger?

Sean Avery has seen himself as a healthy scratch ma few times this week, and the agitator may have lost his spot on this team. Initially scratched because of what coach John Tortorella defined as inconsistency, Avery returned to the lineup only to take a stupid penalty against the Islanders late in the game. That penalty led to him being…

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Sean Avery Needs To Be Unleashed

So far this season John Tortorella has pushed a lot of the right buttons this season and is certainly up there for coach of the year with the job he has done with this New York Rangers club.  One button he refuses to seem to consistently push however is the one player on the Rangers team that can push the…

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Time To Respect The Code, Avery

One of the bright spots during last night’s 3-2 loss to the Flyers was when Sean Avery won his fight against Matt Carle. It was surprising to see Carle, a non-fighter, take on Avery, but it happened nonetheless. Non-fighters fight, and many are calling Avery’s challenging of Carle to be bush-league. While the fight itself isn’t as bush as everyone…

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Is it Time for the Media to Confront Tortorella?

A few different blogs in the Ranger universe have considered the ‘issue’ and beat writer Larry Brooks has recently been more than willing to openly discuss the potential issue. Sean Avery. We’ve written a lot about the ‘grate one’ here at Blueseatblogs, mainly about what Avery can bring to club and what role he should play for the Blueshirts but this season,…

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Christensen still has a Chance

This may already be a redundant post given Tortorella’s penchant for juggling lines and this all depends on the minutes distributed but the apparent demotion to the fourth line along with Sean Avery and Derek Boogaard doesn’t necessarily need to mean punishment for Erik Christensen. Quite the opposite possibly. Under normal circumstances the 4th line label is punishment, a demotion…

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Vote for Avery Campaign

Not sure if you caught this yet, but many of the Ranger bloggers out there are supporting the Vote for Sean Avery – 2011 All Star Game campaign. Much like the vote for Rory campaign of yester-year, that almost sent Rory Fitzpatrick to the All Star Game a few years ago, this movement is designed to get the NHL’s most…

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Upset at Avery? Perfect

If ever there was a sign that the real Sean Avery was back it is the fact that days after the Edmonton game, the Oilers players are still whining about the apparent dirty play. It wasn’t exactly gentlemanly conduct but look again closely (as should the Oilers players); Smid hadn’t turned his back on Avery and was still engaging him….

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Giving Sean Avery (appropriate) Minutes

Sean Avery has been one of the most effective forwards on the Rangers this year. He has contributed offensively, gotten under the skin of the opposition and dominated in the corners and behind the net. In short we’ve seen the Avery of old with a touch more skill. However for some reason Coach Tortorella has been reluctant to dish out…

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Avery… and the ‘Rude’ Gesture that Got Wisniewski Two Game Ban

In the first period of the Islanders Rangers game, Isles defenceman Wisniewski and the Rangers’ Avery had a verbal exchange and shoved each other in front of the Isles’ net. Immediately after the exchange the islanders Wisniewski motioned a ‘gesture’ (it wasn’t exactly tongue in cheek!)  towards Avery and has now been banned for 2 games by the league for…

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