I was skeptical of Vally when he first made the team. I saw him as a career minor leaguer. That opinion has definitely a changed. I could actually see him (I don't know whether he'd want to leave the Rangers) in another situation challenging for a No. 1 NHL job. He is a great backup.
Anyway it sounds like it was a fantastic night Dagoon and it's too bad that I'm some distance away or I'm sure I'd be dropping in.
On the subject of Avery though--I can't hate the guy. He was a major catalyst for a season and half of very entertaining and competitive hockey. He might not be all that likeable but he had the habit of turning at least some games into all out wars and we tended to do very well then.