New York Rangers: The Skills of the Infuriating Sean Avery

November 16th, 2010 by Nick Derence Leave a reply »
Sean Avery has skills.  Not Napoleon Dynamite's coveted nunchaku skills, bow hunting skills or computer hacking skills—but skills nonetheless.

Deciphering just what those skills actually are is a matter of debate.

At his best, Avery scores timely goals, throws his body in harm's way and rattles the opposition.  Various media outlets have more than once tabbed him as an "Evil Genius."

Sadly, all too often, he is at his worst. 

Succinctly, Sean Avery's worst consists of taking pointless penalties, making tasteless remarks to the media, unseemly cheap shots and aggravating/embarrassing his teammates.

Let's take a look back at some of Avery's career lowlights:

After an unmemorable 36-game stint with the Red Wings, he was traded away to Los Angeles.  When asked, Detroit GM Ken Holland cited a reason for moving him.

...our concern was his lack of respect for the game, the people in the game...
After the lockout, while with the Kings, Avery continued to endear himself to his peers. 

During a Coyotes/Kings 2005 preseason game, Denis Gauthier's body check resulted in a Jeremy Roenick concuss ...

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