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03-08-2010, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
That's all fine and well, but Avery used to contribute a lot more offensively before this season. He's almost completely lost that part of his game it seems. It was awful watching him tonight. It seemed like every time he had the puck he had no idea what to do with it or where his teammates were on the ice.
Blame Avery for his teammates not being where they are supposed to be?

Avery gets the puck in the corner? He looks to the front of the net. It's not his fault that no one is there.

Avery gets the puck behind the net, he's looking to the front of the net. Again, not his fault the only ones there are opposing defenceman

Every time he has an opportunity to take the puck to the net he does. Last night was no different and if his line-mates are not going to the areas where you typically score goals, that is not Avery's fault.

Now, that said, last night I actually felt bad for him cause he did look a little lost, but that had more to do with his linemates not willing to pay the price than it did with him not knowing what to do with the puck.

Avery was doing what he is supposed to do. Get the puck to the net. The fact that no one is there makes him look a little lost at times, but that has more to do with his teammates than it does with him.

Seems to me that the Rangers, as a team, have an aversion of going to the net like they are going to offend someone.

It's sad that we have one or 2 forwards that do that consistently. It should be a team concept, and not just an abberation.

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