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08:57 AM ET 12.31 | Sean Avery, placed on waivers by the Rangers at noon Friday, told The Post he ???guarantee[s]??? that a club claiming him ???won???t ever be sorry.??? ???I have a lot to prove, and I have a lot of game left after not being allowed to play my game for the last four years,??? Avery told The Post before returning to New York from Florida, where he was given notice of the move Friday morning. ???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.???

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Sean Avery, Icon SMI Sean Avery, Icon SMI
December 31, 2011  09:00 AM ET

The Rangers good luck charm is gone.

December 31, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Judging by that picture he knows how to play for the other team already!

December 31, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Again?

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December 31, 2011  10:05 AM ET

can we PLEASE not have another story about this bum...I'm sure there are better story lines going on in the NHL.

December 31, 2011  10:13 AM ET

He still doesn't get it!

December 31, 2011  10:47 AM ET

I love all the question marks in the post. I know its just the interns being lazy and not going back to edit what they've posted, but I think it reflects the general feeling about Wavery's statements.

December 31, 2011  10:56 AM ET

If he were any good, I'd call him the "T.O" of hockey. But he is not good.

December 31, 2011  11:43 AM ET

Did he really get suspended for making rude comments or was there something more? "Sloppy Seconds" just doesn't seem all that bad relative to boarding, etc.

December 31, 2011  12:26 PM ET

Somebody looking for character will pick up The Avery.

Take it to the bank.

December 31, 2011  12:52 PM ET

No players want this guy in their dressing room; he's a cancer. I think the guy has good enough skills to be a great role player on any team, but the damage is already done.

December 31, 2011  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No thanks. Maybe someone will take a "Flyer" on him, though. ;)

The Averhole is the kind of guy the Edmonton Oilers could use in their lineup at about now. With Hordisoft going limp on them just when they need him most, Eager showing nothing in the way of toughness and Sutton serving a perennial suspension (with more to come if Shanahan can help it) the Oilers could use an agitator. They always had one in the past (Tikkanen & Lindsman come to mind). They sure can use one right now. And ... since he played for Renney, it seems like a good fit.

December 31, 2011  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Somebody looking for character will pick up The Avery. Take it to the bank.

There seems to be a shortage of that particular quality among the "veterans" in Edmonton these days. Aside from Ryan Smyth, they don't have much in that department. He might work out well for them.

December 31, 2011  01:35 PM ET

NEXT

December 31, 2011  02:41 PM ET

His best year ever 06-07....18 G. 30 A. 48 PTS.....not enough production to offset his liabilities...he can provide a spark every now and then as long as he doesn't get carried away with the chippy play....Rangers have too much talent just waiting in the wings and his roster spot is too valuable to be wasted on a mediocre player...

December 31, 2011  02:49 PM ET

I'd take a flyer on him (no pun intended). If he really wants to prove the critics wrong he'll show up, skate hard, agitate the opposition and keep his mouth shut. If not, then he gets banished to the minors. This would probably be his last shot. A team needing a good, skilled third-liner could do worse. This is all dependent on Avery living up to his statements about wanting to prove people wrong.

December 31, 2011  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he were any good, I'd call him the "T.O" of hockey. But he is not good.

LOL! Good one, joec.

December 31, 2011  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

There seems to be a shortage of that particular quality among the "veterans" in Edmonton these days. Aside from Ryan Smyth, they don't have much in that department. He might work out well for them.

I've said exactly that before and I concur.

December 31, 2011  03:13 PM ET

Adios dooche bag.

 
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