Rangers Report Card: Sean Avery

May 6th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

One of the most disappointing aspects of the 2009-10 New York Rangers season was the overall performance of superpest Sean Avery.

When you strip away the layers of Sean Avery, when you remove the personality , the celebrity , the fashion designing intern , and the subject of a sure-to-be terrible Hollywood movie , what you should be left with is something pretty good, actually. What you should have remaining is Sean Avery: The Hockey Player, and that player happens to be a pretty solid one.

For all of the nonsense that Sean Avery brings to a hockey game, the thing Avery-haters always fail to acknowledge is the fact that the owner of Warren 77 down in Tribeca is actually one of the smarter players in the league. Avery has a good deal of hockey sense. Watch him play, and pay close attention to his instincts, his positioning. Aside from the instances when he loses control of his senses or his aggression, he tends to always be in the right place on the ice at the right time.

Unfortunately, if this season showed us anything about Sean Avery, it’s that you may not be able to have one without the other.

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