Sean Avery Might Have Found His Edge…60 Games Too Late

March 15th, 2010 by Steven Ovadia Leave a reply »
When the post-mortem is conducted on this year's Rangers' season, there will be plenty of blame to go around.

The construction of the team wasn't ideal, with just one pure goal-scorer.

The defense was very young, and the two experienced defensemen weren't very good.

And the forwards were too small, with the team not getting any bigger until the season was pretty much gone.

The coaching was, at times, erratic.

But a fair question to ask at the end of the Rangers' season, whether it ends in regulation or early in the postseason, is if coach John Tortorella got everything he could have out of his team.

Someone will need to ask if Tortorella did everything he could to take a below-average team and make them relatively competitive some of the time.

And when that question is asked, people will look to Avery's performance against the Flyers Sunday.

Avery had a huge, two-goal game against Philadelphia with three shots on goal, the same number he took in his previous four games.

Avery was coming off of being a health scratch in the Rangers' previous game against the Atlanta Thrashers. ...

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