Woe vs. Wade

Every now and again the league changes the rules because of one player’s influence on the game.  Sean Avery‘s attempt to distract Martin Brodeur in the playoffs back in 2007 saw the league quickly re-interpret existing laws, Martin Brodeur himself saw the introduction of the trapezoid to limit his ability to play the puck. In […]

Big Apple Turnover

Every year you expect some degree of turnover.  Trades, free agency and injuries or conspire to change the face of an organization from year to year.  With still more than seven weeks to go until camp opens up on September 21st, the Rangers once again will have some significant differences. Ten players who were on […]

Avery Done?

The Connecticut Whale released their clear day roster, signifying the players eligible for the AHL playoffs and one name noticably absent was that of veteran forward Sean Avery. Per Larry Brooks on Twitter, Avery has not played since January 27th, and was told not to report to practices.  Myriad issues between Avery and CT/NYR staff can […]

Are The Rangers For Real?

As of November 29th, the Rangers have the best win percentage of any team in the league – .690 – are seventh overall with 29 points, just three behind the league leading Penguins, and have games in hand on all six teams ahead of them.  The have two fewer regulation losses than any other team […]

Montreal: A Tough Place To Win

The Rangers go into tonight’s game with Montreal looking to extend their winning streak to eight games, but they face a team – and building – that they’ve struggled with in recent years.  The Rangers have won just three of their last ten games at the home of Les Habitants, and one of those was in a […]

Avery Out On Thursday

by Jamy Baron It seems that this week all we’ve been hearing about is, Avery, Avery, and more Avery.¬†Sean Avery¬†officially cleared waivers yesterday afternoon and while many were hoping for him to be playing on Thursday, that will not be the case. Coach Tortorella stated that he liked the line-up against the San Jose Sharks […]

Avery Clears Waivers, Rupp Could Face Surgery

Sean Avery has officially cleared re-entry waivers, and is available to the Rangers should they look to use him Thursday against the Ducks.  Whether he actually does get to play remains to be seen, given the Rangers’ 5-2 win over the Sharks last night and Tortorella’s tendency to keep winning combinations together. For Avery to get […]

Avery On His Way Back

Reports of his demise apparently were premature.  Sean Avery has reportedly been placed on re-entry waivers and will be available to the team Thursday should he clear re-entry waivers.  Given Avery’s statement that he wanted to play no other place than New York, it would seem unlikely that he’ll be claimed – but well have to […]

More Line Changes?

The Rangers had a day off yesterday, but were back at practice today albeit with a few exceptions.  Sean Avery was officially assigned to the Connecticut Whale early this week, and reported for duty yesterday – Bergen Record.  Although, not exactly.  Avery has a shoulder injury – New York Post – and while the MRI was negative, he’ll get […]

Avery, Bickel and Bell clear waivers

The final three Rangers players placed on waivers have cleared as of 12:00pm Eastern today per Pat Leonard on Twitter.  All three players can now be assigned to the Connecticut Whale ahead of this weekend’s season opener against Adirondack. It was a relatively quiet day ahead of the 3:00pm roster waiver, though former Rangers Blair Betts was picked […]