Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that the Rangers have waived Sean Avery for the second time this season.
Here’s Avery on being waived…
“I guarantee that I’ll play my a– off and give everything I have for the team that will give me the chance I wasn’t getting [by coach John Tortorella]. That team will be getting a guy who has a lot to prove.
“The GM and coach willing to look past some of the things that are out there about me, I can guarantee that they won’t ever be sorry, and neither would my teammates.
“I’m hungry to prove people wrong.”
Avery, whose agent, Pat Morris, was given permission by general manager Glen Sather to contact NHL teams during the Dec. 19-27 holiday roster freeze regarding possible interest in a trade.
…i can sit here and kill Torts and Sather, but really, was there anyone who didn’t expect this? Torts never liked Avery and it seems the only reason he was brought back up in November was to jump start an uninspired Rangers team. And after he successfully did that, there was really no more use for him in the eyes of Tortorella.
…in Brooks’ article he mentions the Islanders as a perfect landing place for Avery and I couldn’t agree more. Could you imagine the jump start he’d give that underachieving team? That would be a nightmare scenario for the Rangers.