Sean Avery a goner?
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09-25-2010, 08:54 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
For here, at this early juncture, a 16-player roster -- consisting of goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron; defensemen Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Michal Rozsival and Michael Del Zotto; and forwards Marian Gaborik, Alex Frolov, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Drury, Artem Anisimov, Vinny Prospal, Brandon Prust, Sean Avery and Derek Boogaard -- accounts for approximately $48.8 million of cap space.
So now Brooks has Avery on the team. You can say that it's just him speculating... just like he did the other day when he wondered if Avery wouldn't make the team.
These writers need a story. There are none right now. We are talking about the 4th line spots of a borderline playoff team in the NHL. This is the least interesting line in the least interesting segment of the least interesting sport (according to America). And by talking about the ever marketable Avery, Brooks and others are increasing the hits on their ad revenue generating webpages. That's it guys. Avery, when he plays his game which he did far too infrequently last season, is a good player that somehow makes other players better. You don't take things like that for granted.
Avery is on this team until his play dictates he doesn't stay. He's had a great camp and even if he didn't he would still gets some regular season games to come around. Maybe he won't get until December like Roszival every year, but he'll get something. This was the same exact concern over Nedved last year and he actually should have made the team on merit, but he didn't because he was another redundant part that needed another NHL contract. Fedetenko will be sent on his merry way in a week or so and we can move on.
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