Today was a day that we all saw coming. The New York Rangers claimed our very own Sean Avery off of re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars. Are you shocked? I definitely am not, even with the hiring of John Tortorella.
In addition to claiming Avery, the Rangers waived Aaron Voros and Erik Reitz. Good riddance to you both. They did this in order to make room for Sean Avery, but also because Glen Sather finally has seen the error of his ways.
Voros was a tough sell, moreso than Reitz. Reitz was acquired for a player the Rangers never used in Dan Fritsche, who I still say was a mistake to trade. Voros could never play a complete hockey game. He always lost agility dead-smack in the middle of the second period, and was seen trailing almost every play.
Am I all for the Sean Avery move? Yes and No. Yes, if they sit Nigel Dawes. No, if they sit Petr Prucha, Fredrik Sjostrom, or Lauri Korpikoski. If they sit either of those three, then this move means nothing—it subtracts from the squad.
It should be interesting—Sean Avery will most likely suit up for Thursday night's game against the New York Islanders.
Return to Broadway, take two.
A Personal Note—Hey folks, sorry I haven't written here in quite some time. Things have been busy in my personal life, and in the land of New York sports. I promise to start devoting more time to my favorite people in the world, New York Ranger fans.