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Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

Posted on: October 30, 2011 4:34 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2011 5:05 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Sean Avery will be returning to an NHL rink near you, so it seems.

Of all the news breakers that cover the NHL and New York Rangers, it was the NFL on CBS' own Boomer Esiason who broke the news that Avery will be put through the process of returning to the NHL at lot faster than anybody, including Avery, could have assumed.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post and Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet later confirmed the news that Avery was going to be put on re-entry waivers likely on Monday. Considering he cleared waivers without issue when he was sent to the AHL, it shouldn't be an issue for him to clear them on re-entry. If he does, he would be eligible to play for the Rangers on Thursday against the Ducks in Madison Square Garden.

Avery was assigned to the Connecticut Whale just before the Rangers' season opener in Sweden. Coach John Tortorella, who has always seemed to have a frosty relationship with the New York fan favorite, said he didn't want to "jam" Avery up, believing that they had better players they were keeping.

Among that list of players is Kris Newbury, who is filling Avery's skates on the checking line. He hasn't exactly endeared himself to the fans in New York with his play. Of course, I am starting to doubt anybody can endear themselves to Rangers fans quite like Avery.

After the Rangers announced he would not be on the roster to start the season, he began exploring all of his options. Eventually, Avery said he chose to stay close to New York and play in the AHL rather than go for more money in Europe. He also said he didn't believe he ever had a fair shot to make the roster from the beginning and that he doubted he'd be back with the Rangers this season.

When the team finally played at the new Madison Square Garden last Thursday, the crowd erupted into a "We want Avery!" chant. There was a banner hanging from the rafters asking for Avery to come back and to send Torts (Tortorella) to the Whale.

Well apparently the fans have been heard. Avery could be back in a blue shirt by the end of the week.

Maybe the best news? HBO's 24/7 can once again follow Avery for their series coming up.

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Comments

Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

He's back???  WTF are you talking about?? What does this man do?? Be honest with yourself.  He does nothing, he brings nothing and thats what they will get out of him.  He was brought back because of pressure from a fickle fan base.  He'll be gone soon again.  



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:34 am
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers


Personally, I think the Rangers are better off without him just because he is such a distraction. However, up until the game vs SJ, they were in desperate need of an adrenaline shot, so I understand the thinking here.

Anyone who saw the series against the Devils a few years back (yeah, the one that caused the "Avery Rule") knows that he single handedly won that series by getting the greatest goalie EVER off his game. Like him or not, he is involved in every minute of every game which is more than I can say about most players in the league.

Everyone keeps saying what a horrible player he is. He is a 4th liner.... there arent too many "stud" 4th liners lighting up the lamp last time i checked. How dirty he is... but he has never been suspended for anything he has done on the ice.... even after the NHL put an obvious target on his back after the sloppy seconds comment. 

Not comparing to Ovechkin on skill level (because that would obviously be ridiculous), who is is the dirtier player? If you say Avery, you are reading too much of the media propoganda put out on BOTH players. Where are your calls for OV to be banished from the NHL? What about Matt Cooke, Jarkko Ruuttu and Jordin Tootoo? These guys are all far worse than Avery, just look at the suspension record and what they did to get there.

He is what he is, a pest. Thats his job . How many times did Esa Tikkanen, Dale Hunter or Ken Linseman cross the line? Never once heard a call for them to be banished from the NHL.

You guys should lighten up.   

   


  




Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

You have no idea about the Rangers then..Your an NBA fan most likely as well...Avery can skate better then half the dudes in the league, Can pass the puck as accurate as they come and HIS ENERGY is unmatched YOU dope!!!Come to a game a start running your mouth, yea thought so, HAHA stick to what you know best , your mama's nipple... now get to sucking! east5n  HEEEEEEEEEEE's BACK NEW YORK!!!!



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

This is fucking hilarious.  Sean Avery fucking sucks.  He is a zero player, no team wants him.  Yet the Ranger fan thinks this guy is gods gift to "building energy."  Hilarious.  Bring him in.. Zero change.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

Agree that Torts wasn't asking for Avery to return.  Sather looks like he's forcing him on Torts again.

He's a superpest and who replaced him on the roster Newbury, lol. He's been a career AHLer.

I still can't believe the NYR's drafted

Dylan McIlrath 10th overall in 2010! When he's NHL ready in a few years he'll be your teams new enforcer. Can't remember last time I saw an enforcer that can't skate hardly at drafted so high, haha. Avery will gone by the time this tough guy arrives in the Big Apple.

Stepan finally scored tonight. Now Avery will just have to avoid hurting his team with dumb penalties at the wrong time of the games.

174PIMs last season for the metrosexual hockey player Surprised

Didn't know he was so well liked in NY, wow.








Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

and who said he is the answer to the teams problems, i dont know anyone who thinks that, but the team is better with him on it than without him, theres no question he is better than at least 3 guys on the team. Thats what its all about, putting the best team out there, and this team IS better with Sean Avery on it, end of story. Now they need to address the real problem.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

again, to all the fans who say he scored 3 goals, thats what he brings, look at every other year he played except last year, yes, he's not a scorer, but averages 10 goals a year, forechecks, hits, cycles, takes/draws equal amount of penalties, but most importantly, he energizes the crfowd, whether it be at home or on road, listen to the loudest chant during a ranger game, its henrik or avery, and he hasnt played yet. He brings a lift to the garden, and if other players on team dont feed off of that, what does it take for them, thats what home ice advantage is all about. He brings more than goals to the table, and before last year had 11 goals, 18 before that, 15 before that, if given an opportunity, which the coach doesnt do, he could put 10 up easily, all he needs is a coach who isnt a fool. Every other coach got at least 10/year out of him, not alot, but thta plus everything else is needed for this team. He is a +12 for his career, that tells me he isnt a liability on the ice whern he's on it.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

GO BACK AND ROOT FOR YOUR QUARTERBACK THE RAPIST!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

Avery is neither the problem or the answer to this team's struggles.  That lies squarely on the back of the coaching staff and more importantly the head coach, who only understand one style of hockey..... and that style is not going to work unless you have the fastest team on ice, and we definitely aint that !!  A good coach will work with his players to make them better, a great coach will take a team and find their strengths and make the team better....... Torts can not do either.  It's time to end the Tortorella experiment and cut our losses. 



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Reports: Sean Avery to go on re-entry waivers

DONT GET WHERE EVERYONE THINKS THIS IS A CUP WINNING TEAM! HAVE 2 GUYS THAT MAYBE YOU CALL STARS, A BUNCH OF UNPROVEN TALENT AND A BUCH OF AVERAGE AT BEST PLAYERS! I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO THINK OF DUBIE AND CALLY AS STARS BUT THEY ARE NOT! THEY ARE 50-60 PT GUYS AND THATS ALL THEY WILL BE, PLUS THEY GET HURT EVERY YEAR! TIME TO LOWER EXPECTATIONS A BIT! I'M A RANGERS FAN AND I HAVE!


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