If Jagr stays how much can you afford to give Avery?
If Jagr leaves how much can you afford to give him?
its not that the rangers cant afford to give him his money...its that at some point its just too much....4.5 million for a player who puts in a point every other game and fights and talks is a bit much.....3.5 is reasonable.....
on one side I see a talented winger that this team needs. On the other side I can see a guy who self destructs somewhere along the way through his 3 or so year contract he'd most likely command. There are things we don't know that will ultimately decide if he's a Ranger - how well-liked he is in the locker room, in particular - something I can't comment on positively or negatively.
I'd give him a 2yr/8M if he asked but anything more than that I think is too much. I think he's really important; important enough that I'd consider paying him a little extra just to NOT have to play against him.
you don't give guys like sean avery 4 year contracts. we love him now, but it can change real quick with a guy like that.
I agree, but that's exactly why he's going to be looking for one of that length. He's a smart guy, he knows that his style of play could make him break down at any time. Thus he's going to want some job security.
3 years/11 million with a vested option for a 4th.
Just read the article by Brooks. I love how he brings up the Daily News report for no apparent reason:
Avery said he was in "such bad shape the first couple of days," that he had no idea that one publication reported that he'd suffered cardiac arrest and was found unconscious in a Manhattan hotel room before being rushed to the hospital at 3:30 the morning following the game.
"Nobody said anything, but then it kind of funneled through," said Avery. "To make up lies, it just shows the credibility of the people who would put that stuff out there and then try to stand by it even when it's proven false.
"That anyone would print something that's just false . . . I don't know why people have the need to lie about me."