Former Ranger and antagonist of Fat Marty of Newark, Sean Avery returns to MSG tonight with his new team, the Big and Bright Stars from Dallas and from the missives out of 33rd StÂ and 7 Ave there isn’t much love lost in the Blueshirt locker room over the departure of Avery. It will be intriguing to hear the Garden Faithful reaction to one of the biggest fan favorites not named Fotiu or Domi.
On MSG’s Hockey Night Live Saturday nightÂ Ken Danyko stated the he had heard from some Rangers that team was glad that Avery was notÂ re-signedÂ for as much as he added on the ice he was an irritant off it for the club. All I know is as a fan he was a top notch pain in the ass to the opposition especially to the Devils and Fat Marty and when he was out with an elbow injury he sat in the Blue Seats and bought Heinken’s for the fans.Â How do you not cheer for a guy like that?
Maybe Avery was aÂ clubhouse lawyerÂ but I thinkÂ a lot of this team unity is more of #68 being gone than losing Avery.