Erik Christensen back in lineup tonight..Sean Avery will be scratched
Torts says reason for Avery benching is his inconsistency.
...as I predicted. Prust has been hurt and needs a blow more than anyone on the team. But Torts' mysterious untrust of Avery continues.
Well... Against the Ducks he was absolutely horrendous. Turnover after turnover. Sure the whole team had issues that night, but Avery was the worst out of all of them. He's ALWAYS making high risk plays that lead to more problems than gains. He needed to sit. I hope he can come back to his old self. He's a very creative player, but he can't survive on skill and creativity alone. We have many more skilled players in the system. He needs to get others off their game to be successful, otherwise it's a few very good shifts where his creativity shines, and a whole mess of shifts where his creativity gets him into trouble.
Not that Tortorella would answer anybody, but has anyone asked him straight-up what is his deal with Avery? At first I thought he was just trying to get Avery to have a better team focus and not put on a show all the time. Mission accomplished. So what's the problem now?