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Tortorella never gave Avery a chance

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08:21 AM ET 10.05 | The Sean Avery show's run on Broadway has come to a close. [Avery] never had a chance, never was given a chance to make this year's Rangers, so what in the world was the organization doing dragging him around Europe for a week before delivering the news on the flight here yesterday from Switzerland that his run on Broadway had come to an end? "That's not for me to say," coach John Tortorella said at the team hotel last night in explaining the decision to place the 31-year-old winger on waivers he surely will clear at noon [Wednesday]. "I don't want to play GM here." Fair enough, but it was surely on Tortorella's say that Avery never got a sniff throughout a camp during which he skated with minor leaguers.

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October 5, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Tortorella is a smart man.


And... The Avery is far more suited to the lifestyles and demeanor of the typical European male. A true Renaissance man right there.

October 5, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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Tortorella is a smart man. And... The Avery is far more suited to the lifestyles and demeanor of the typical European male. A true Renaissance man right there.

Does that mean you see him play in the KHL, Otis? 'Cause at this point, his options seem very limited.

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October 5, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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Tortorella is a bloodsucking loser who got lucky one year with a good team led by a little guy who literally fell from the sky and became one of the game's greats, and a crap call in game 6. He's got the worst attitude of any coach/manager in sports, and this is how he treats players who've served the team for many years: By dragging him overseas THEN telling him to pack his bags. I hope the Rangers are in dead last by December and this loser is begging TSN for his spot on the Quiz back.

I've got two words for you Danny....Rotten Ronnie. lol

October 5, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Keep in mind this is Larry Brooks, who has something for Avery. He also got first hand info directly from Avery, so his one valuable source to the team just left. If you read the article, it is kind of funny, it sounds like a mom complaining her son doesn't get into the little league game. Porry Larry, he will miss is Avery when he is in Europe.

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October 5, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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The Avery is far more suited to the lifestyles and demeanor of the typical European male. A true Renaissance man right there.

It takes a special individual who can get suspended for using the term "sloppy seconds"

October 5, 2011  08:57 AM ET

better question is, does anyone claim Avery on waivers?

October 5, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Be him as he may, this move here is totally gutless. Don't care who the player was. And I thought Torts was such a lover of speech to the media? Seriously, he had nothing to say? "Didn't wanna play GM"? He's a tart.

Never said I didn't agree with you. But lookout he could endup in To***to in the future.

October 5, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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better question is, does anyone claim Avery on waivers?

Well, he hasn't burned all those bridges. I can see a team calling him a couple of weeks into the season.

October 5, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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better question is, does anyone claim Avery on waivers?

Nope, he will be loaned to a team in Europe.

October 5, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Tortorella is a bloodsucking loser who got lucky one year with a good team led by a little guy who literally fell from the sky and became one of the game's greats, and a crap call in game 6. He's got the worst attitude of any coach/manager in sports, and this is how he treats players who've served the team for many years: By dragging him overseas THEN telling him to pack his bags. I hope the Rangers are in dead last by December and this loser is begging TSN for his spot on the Quiz back.

I'm not an Avery fan. Besides Hank I don't know many. But, I think you're spot on with your description of Tortorella.

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October 5, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

better question is, does anyone claim Avery on waivers?

I wondered the same. I think not initially, and he will accept Connecticut...for now

October 5, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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I'm not an Avery fan. Besides Hank I don't know many. But, I think you're spot on with your description of Tortorella.

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of The Avery, but he gets a raw deal

October 5, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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That's on my list of worst case scenarios, between "Harold Ballard rising from the dead" and "Leafs give Raycroft second chance".

I'm betting those two are ahead of Armageddon on your list. :-)

October 5, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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I wouldn't say I'm a fan of The Avery, but he gets deserves a raw deal.

Fixed

October 5, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of The Avery, but he gets a raw deal

Agreed.

 
October 5, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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I wondered the same. I think not initially, and he will accept Connecticut...for now

I don't think they will let him go there...just my opinion is they will loan him to another team. He might sniff the NHL again, but it won't be this year.

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