Ruckus the bottom line is if Avery is as anywhere close to as good a player as you say then another NHL team will see that and pick him up for his salary/cap number.
If he is not worth his salary/cap number to any other NHL team than there was no reason for us to hamstring our cap to keep him.
Unfortunately it's not the bottom line. If it were, then he'd still be here. This is Sean Avery, and you trying to act like that isn't a factor is naive.
Originally Posted by kovazub94
This is the team discipline that Avery lacks (or he does not care for). Unless you want to stretch the argument and blame puck carrier every time. The bottom line is that he's just too expensive for 13 forward and less beneficial to the team if compared to other players with his cap hit. Again, locker room issues not withstanding.
You said that he puts himself above the team. How does being a milisecond offsides mean he is putting himself above the team? People act like I don't ever knock Sean, or I don't acknowledge the offsides and stuff like that. I do. I'm just smart enough to actually watch the game and realize that him going offsides once a game doesn't define him as a hockey player, or stupid enough to say that when he does it's because he "puts himself above the team".
Its all about ego and control under Torts, he cares about winning but he must do it his way. I dont like the fact that Avery looked good in preseason and is getting waived does not send a good message. This already decreases or depth up front.
Woopty doo. Let's debate who would you rather see in the press box more often than on the ice. If we're arguing about who should be our spare forward, you have to realize, they're not gonna be that much of an impact to the team. They both have their pros to that.
Always thought Avery brought more to his role and position than Christensen did to his. Anyway, I haven't watched any of the preseason really, so I kept up reading your opinions daily about them. Oh well.
Really indifferent about who would go and who would stay, but I was for sure Christensen would be the one to leave.
Figuring this is because Christensen is cheaper - which gives us more flexibility with the cap, more versatile than Avery though horribly inconsistent, depth down the middle, and we know about the shootouts...well, that's if he plays and we get to the shootout.
Not the first player in recent memory to be poorly handled and managed by the Rangers, Johnny Cakes in particular.
The job of the front office and coaching staff is to put players in a position so that the team can get the best and most possible use out of them. The Rangers have failed in this regard when it comes to certain individuals, Avery among them.
So, will every GM be an idiot if Avery is not taken? Or maybe he is overrated by his fan club.
Cause Sean Avery is assessed on his play right? Him not going to another team says zero about his ability to play the game, so don't act like your patented little quip is accurate.
Do me a favor...give me the 3rd and 4th liners of every team in this league once the season starts, and then start a thread to show everyone how every single one of those players is better than Sean Avery.
You'd never try to make that argument. Much like you never try to make any argument when it comes to Sean. Just little quips here and there.
Hopefully Avery comes to Philly ! Pull the trigger Homer ! Philly rolling into the Garden with Avery would be epic ! The whole league would be chirping about the BULLIES having Avery........NHL hockey is all about filling the seats boys and girls ! Do the right thing Homer ! Sign Avery !