Thread: Larry Brooks: Sean Avery situation
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02-24-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
Honestly, I think it's more about GM relationships than anything else. If Calgary wants Avery at half price, and the couple hundred thousand dollar cap hit won't keep the team from making any other moves they may want to make, then this could be a "for the future" kind of thing.

If it doesn't impact any other moves the team is thinking about making, how is this NOT a "win" situation for the Rangers?

-Avery's in the last year of his contract, so no cap hit rolls over to next year.

-Avery has apparently been an ass in Hartford, so it gets him out of there.

-The odds of seeing Avery in the playoffs is almost zero.

-The next time Sather wants to do a deal with the Calgary GM, this move is there in his mind ("hey--help me out here--I've helped you out before" kind of situation).

What's NOT to like about this?
RangerBoy is a great poster, but he has a severe bias against Avery. Can you blame him? I guess not. But I like what Sather is doing here. Worst case scenario the Rangers have $200K and change extra on the books...if it was going to affect anything the Rangers wanted to do at the deadline than this wouldn't be speculated.

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