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Sather keeps Avery in limbo
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01-15-2012, 09:45 AM
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Torts has the backing of Rangers management
Concord-raised John Tortorella, hired as bench boss Feb. 23, 2009, finally has his squad’s full attention in his third season.
“I’d say coaching is a huge part of it,’’ said the 43-year-old Gorton, who grew up in Melrose and climbed through Boston’s front-office ranks, beginning as an assistant in the public relations department. “John’s coaching ability is second to none. It’s a team with a system, with accountability. The team has taken on his identity, which means no one is allowed a day off.’’
Avery has a problem with authority figures. Which coach hasn't Avery clashed with? Murray in LA. Boudreau in Manchester. Tippett in Dallas. Torts in NY. Gernander in CT. Notice a pattern here? Sean is always the victim. Renney is a saint for coaching Avery and Jagr on the same team.
Since arriving from New York, with Avery in the lineup, the Whale are now 0-4-1-1 and it doesn’t take Scotty Bowman to see that his presence is affecting the chemistry of this team. Avery is obviously extremely unhappy and has unequivocally proven to be a detriment to the continued development of this team. For his sake, and for the team’s sake, Glen Sather and the New York Rangers hierarchy need to send the forward elsewhere one way or the other.
Send his ass home. Laraque him. He gets his full salary and same benefits.
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