Avery's Ice Time
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11-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New Jersey
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So if he contributes to 35 goals this year, it matters how exactly which are goals and which are not? It's about the team scoring. Not Sean Avery scoring.
A large drop in offensive production? Uhh again, do you have a clue who Sean Avery is in his career as a point producer? Or are you just holding him to false standards to suit your argument?
The difference is negligible because you're taking minutes from a player who has more offensive value, and switching him with a lesser player? On what planet is misusing your assets as a coach a benefit to the team?
No, it's about winning. Not saying one has much to do with the other, but since Avery's been dropped to the 4th line, we are 3 and 1. Where exactly is the incentive for Tortorella to decrease Prust's role to get Avery more ice? Because he might get more offensive at the expense of other areas?
You seem to be incapable of understanding this point, but at the time of Gaborik's return someone needed to get bumped. Sean Avery, despite being on pace for a career high in assists, had just 1 point in the prior 7 or 8 games. I believe that was a big factor in his demotion. On top of that, he's been inconsistent at his biggest strength.
Ultimately, Avery's a better player than Prust, but he needs to get his game in line with the team's identity.
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