Not Enough Risk In Avery’s Game This Season

averypunchJesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog, who will be taking an exclusive look at every Ranger this offseason, feels Sean Avery didn’t have enough risk in his game this season…

“The problem for Avery this season was that there was not enough of that kind of action. How many times was he around the crease, drawing shoves from opponents to take them off their game? That was the way that Avery played in the playoffs, and his overall performance rose as a result. The problem for Avery, going forward, is that he remains a marked man in the league, and often appears subject to a different set of rules. Witness the slashing penalty against him in Game 4 against the Capitals that led to the tying goal, four seconds after Washington’s power play ended. Or, better yet, don’t witness it. It still is no excuse for the Rangers letting a three-goal lead get away in that game, but it stands as a point on Avery’s game.”

Spector adds that the most memorable part of Avery’s season might have been our All Star write-in campaign for him.

…i’ve definitely done a flip flop on Avery this season. I finally had enough of making excuses for the guy and realize he’s not the same player the Rangers got in 2007. While it was nice to see a glimpse of the old Avery in the playoffs, not sure I’m convinced he’s officially back. Man that hurts to say.

…what also has me thinking the Rangers are better off cutting ties with Avery is the team’s need to open up cap space for a legitimate scoring threat. I feel at this point Prust can fill the agitator role much better than Avery while also being able to chip in some goals. The Rangers biggest issue all season was scoring and while his playoff resurgence was appreciated the fact remains he was held scoreless after scoring just three goals in 76 regular season games. His salary could be used to sweeten the pot to bring in Richards.

…Torts post season comments don’t sound good for an Avery return, so there is a good chance he will be traded, bought out or demoted to the Whale.

For Spector’s thoughts on Artem Anisimov click here.

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Not Enough Risk In Avery’s Game This Season

averypunchJesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog, who will be taking an exclusive look at every Ranger this offseason, feels Sean Avery didn’t have enough risk in his game this season…

“The problem for Avery this season was that there was not enough of that kind of action. How many times was he around the crease, drawing shoves from opponents to take them off their game? That was the way that Avery played in the playoffs, and his overall performance rose as a result. The problem for Avery, going forward, is that he remains a marked man in the league, and often appears subject to a different set of rules. Witness the slashing penalty against him in Game 4 against the Capitals that led to the tying goal, four seconds after Washington’s power play ended. Or, better yet, don’t witness it. It still is no excuse for the Rangers letting a three-goal lead get away in that game, but it stands as a point on Avery’s game.”

Spector adds that the most memorable part of Avery’s season might have been our All Star write-in campaign for him.

…i’ve definitely done a flip flop on Avery this season. I finally had enough of making excuses for the guy and realize he’s not the same player the Rangers got in 2007. While it was nice to see a glimpse of the old Avery in the playoffs, not sure I’m convinced he’s officially back. Man that hurts to say.

…what also has me thinking the Rangers are better off cutting ties with Avery is the team’s need to open up cap space for a legitimate scoring threat. I feel at this point Prust can fill the agitator role much better than Avery while also being able to chip in some goals. The Rangers biggest issue all season was scoring and while his playoff resurgence was appreciated the fact remains he was held scoreless after scoring just three goals in 76 regular season games. His salary could be used to sweeten the pot to bring in Richards.

…Torts post season comments don’t sound good for an Avery return, so there is a good chance he will be traded, bought out or demoted to the Whale.

For Spector’s thoughts on Artem Anisimov click here.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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