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07-18-2007, 10:59 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York
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Been a while since my last post.
Just wanted to get some input on any news about signing Avery for the upcoming season and/or long term.
I'm pretty excited about the signings/resignings and any potential trades (perhaps either Mailk or Mara) in the near future.
I don't think there is any doubt in any NHL fans eyes that the Rangers are going for a serious run at the Cup this season. Having said that, I don't think it's unfair to say that Avery was big part of the second half turnaround when he was brought onboard. Granted Avery didn't seem to show as much against Buffalo as he did with the rest of the teams we faced but I don't think there is a doubt that Avery brings a shot in the arm to the team game in and game out. Not to mention his style of play is liked by guys like Jagr and Shanahan.
With Cullen being dealt would it be fair to say that the Rangers intend to sign Avery and have him center the 3rd line with Prucha and Callahan on the wings? I ask because when Avery was first brought on board I specifically remember him centering the 2nd line at times and doing a good job at winning face-offs, going to the net creating plays, annoying goalies, etc.
If he does get resigned (I don't see why not with Cullen now off the books) does anyone think Prucha may get bumped up with Shanahan and Drury and perhaps someone like Dawes comes out of camp and plays alongside w/Avery and Callahan? I mention Dawes because he should get a long look in camp and definetely benefits from playing with guys that have speed and can make plays. I thought he had great chemistry with Bourret towards the end of the season and immediately thought of Callahan and the possible chemistry together. Besides, I think it's about time to see what Dawes can really do in the NHL. Does anyone seriously think he needs another season in the AHL?
I apologize for the long ass post. I don't post very often. Just wanted to know if anyone has heard any news on us resigning Avery.
i agree, id love to see one of Dawes, Korpikoski, Bourret or Byers make the team. Im hoping for Byers to replace Hollweg this year and Dawes, Korpikoski or Bourret to replace Hossa. Byers would add more offense and is alot bigger and physical as well over 200 pim. Hollweg is a good hitter but that is all, he dont have much offensive skill.
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