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04-14-2010, 08:18 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY View Post
I highly doubt Avery will be sent to Hartford. Either he will be dangled as trade bait a bit this summer or he will be with the team next year.
Right. And I can't imagine many other teams willing to take him on, particularly considering they'd be on the hook for $4MM, rather than the $2MM we're paying him.

And while Avery certainly has detractors in our fan base, the guy is still a fan favorite. How many other players regularly have their names chanted at the Garden? I'm not saying it's a reflection of his true value as a player or anything, but it's tough for a front office to demote a player that's beloved by so many fans. And one, that for all his mediocrity this season, is still relatively productive.


It's just pain.
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