Has Avery Just Played Himself Off This Team?
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03-16-2011, 07:32 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Jersey
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Honestly, I think its bull ****. I said it in the other thread. The roughing penalty at the end wasnt great, but it was essentially meaningless. It was a 4 goal game inside 5 minutes. Tortorella just looked like a hot head.
John Tortorella obviously has a vendetta against Avery. He even said it on TSN a few years ago. Tortorella has essentially destroyed Sean Avery. He was a very effective player.
The two other calls in this game were BS. The Islanders player turned his back a split second before the hit. Incidental contact caused the goalie interference.
Everyone here has cried about Avery not being the same. Well that player takes penalties, and bad ones at times. Tonights penalty would have been bad if it was a 1 goal game. But it was a 4 goal game.
Also, if Tortorella did not want anything to happen towards the end of the game, why even put Avery on the ice? Im sure he should understand that players are more likely to do stupid things when they have a big lead.
The main point is that John Tortorella obviously overreacted. If it had been ANY other player, would he have flipped out like such? I say no.
Take your blinders off man, that first penalty was a very dangerous play. He could have seriously injured that guy (forget who it was). The second call, the goaltender interference was a deserved penalty also. We would have been screaming if it happened to Hank. No one even pushed Avery. He took down the D, then looked like he was jumping out of an airplane right on top of Montoya. It looked like he was trying to save him from a mortar blast or some ish.
I don't even hate Avery, but he was really bad last night.
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