Sean Avery Will Return as a New York Ranger

John HartContributor IJanuary 16, 2009



There is a lot of speculation as to what the Rangers will do after losing out on Sundin to the Canucks.

Well, I have the answer for you.

Sean Avery will become a New York Ranger—and the Rangers just barely have the cap space to achieve this.

Last season, when Avery was in the lineup, the Rangers were 33-14-10 opposed to the record of 9-13-3 when he was out.

Currently the Rangers are first in the Atlantic division and are third in the East with 56 points, but seem to be missing a spark in their game. We all know that Avery can handle the New York press and attention, and he has made the team better in the past.

So why not?

Yes, he may have issues with some teammates—but remember that Drury and Gomez are the leaders of the Rangers now. They dealt with Avery last season, and would know how to deal with him again. 

I am not worried that Avery would divide the locker room. 

We all know he is good for annoying the enemy and getting into their heads, but do we forget that he is a goal scorer too? Last season with the Rangers, he put away 15 goals and 18 assists in just 57 games played, while putting in four goals home in the playoffs.

It seems to me that the benefits outweigh the costs, and I for one would love to see Avery on Broadway again.

Will the New York Rangers follow through on this rumor? I think and hope so.