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12-11-2011, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by NHRangerfan View Post
So when Avery didn't score last season the knock was he wasn't helping the team now he is scoring goals(tied for 7th among forwards) and now it's not what he should be judged on? So EC is gonna get a sweater in case we get to a SO?
You're looking to me for the arguements of other posters. Avery's goal totals will never be my reason for "knocking him" I don't expect him to score goals. I call that a bonus. To my eyes, he has been a non-factor (within his given ice time).
I don't like Avery's game. I've never hidden this fact. I like the physical game, and it's fun watching other teams get pissed at him, but I don't think his intangibles make up for his lack of versatility on the ice.

As far as personality goes, I don't even have that much of an issue. When he spoke out in favor of gay marriage rights, he earned A LOT of respect from me. You don't normally see an athlete do something like that. I do not think he makes us a better team.

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