Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Spark Ignites!
Sean Avery has returned to the New York Rangers as he was claimed off waivers by his former team. Avery is a huge help to the Rangers and this should greatly help the Rangers as they attempt to maintain a playoff spot and make a run in the playoffs.
Avery is the heart and soul of the team. He provides a great spark. There is just one difference this time around. The spark may not just be on the ice.
Earlier in the season, Tortorella called Avery "an embarrassment to the game." So Avery and Tortorella may not get along so well and Tortorella may not want to use Avery the way us Ranger fans want him to be used and how he has been used in the past. Tortorella is not a fan of Avery's "nonsense." Ranger fans know he needs to be on the ice as much as possible and he needs to get in the heads of the other players.
So we know Avery ignites a spark on the ice, we just need to hope that Tortorella chooses to continue that and also hope that that spark does not carry over into the locker room.
But for right now, this was huge for the Rangers and greatly needed.
It could be argued if Avery was a Ranger prior to the firing of Tom Renney, Tom Renney may still be the coach.
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