Avery is a piss ant, period. The ONLY acceptable reason to claim Avery off waivers is so that everyone on the team can get their punch/kick in and then send his lame ass on its way out the door, and even then, would it be worth devaluing the franchise and having that permanent black mark in history as being a team that claimed him?
I think not.
"A one-DAY contract? Why the &#*$!@ did I get signed for a *&!^%&#@ing DAY to play with the ... oh, hi Wayne. Listen, about the preseason game, I ... why are you holding a crowbar?"
A good friend of mine is a rangers fan, and said to me last night "I bet you are keeping your fingers crossed that the flyers pick up Avery." To which I responded "I would rather wake up and find out I had herpes on my face."