CT Whale Coach Ken Gernander gives his thoughts on coaching Avery (via Hartford Courant)...
"You work with a group, but you also have to look at each case individually," Gernander said. "No two people are the same, whether they be NHLers who are being sent to us or young kids that are developing. Nobody's [learning] curve is the same, nobody's personality, nothing. So you deal with each case on an individual basis. Now, you might have learned something in past experiences with another athlete that's applicable. But you try and deal with each individual on a case by case basis.
"I would expect that when he does get in our lineup that he would be able to chip in on several different areas. He's a good skater, you know he can play a physical style of game, you know he can mix it up and he's got offensive capabilities. He's got a lot of NHL attributes. So I think he's going to be able to participate, help our team on a number of different fronts."
...i just have feeling that Avery is going to tear it up down there and all but force the Rangers to bring him back up.
Brian Ring, PR guru for the CT Whale, tweets that Sean Avery attended a Whale season ticket holder event last night and apparently enjoyed the "Tokyo Drift" arcade game.
...nice to see Avery participating in the fan event. One thing I have always been told by readers is how gracious Avery is to the fans. Probably why there is such an outcry against him being waived.
Avery did not, however, attend today's media lunch and will not play this weekend.
...good, screw the media they hate Avery anyway.
Nice to see Gernander is an actual coach not a clueless self absorbed a-hole.
I wish totalretard would read into gernander's quotes and learn something about coaching, but sadly he is too self absorbed to think that someone else might know more than him.
hey torts, he said you "have to look at each case individually," and "No two people are the same"
what hes trying to said totalretard, is that when you have a player that isnt exactly like you and might think and play differently, you dont just get rid of him, you FIGURE OUT A WAY TO USE HIM.
recognize what he can contribute, i.e., "I would expect that when he does get in our lineup that he would be able to chip in on several different areas. He's a good skater, you know he can play a physical style of game, you know he can mix it up and he's got offensive capabilities. He's got a lot of NHL attributes. So I think he's going to be able to participate, help our team on a number of different fronts."
Avery would look real good on the 4th line opposite Rupp, unfortunately MZA is occupying his roster spot.
Kevin, you said "gratious," did you mean "gracious?" It's kind of funny, Avery being the "grate" one and all. In any case, from what I've read, Avery is a good teammate and gracious to the fans.
Avery got a raw deal w Torts, but maybe this experience will help both of them learn how to make it work when Avery gets called up!
More to the point, CT Whale Coach Ken Gernander recognizes in Avery a skilled player with NHL qualities that is going to help his team in a number of areas. Again, funny, so many of us fans felt he would do the same for the Rangers!
@AG_Blue I'd be lying if I said I did that on purpose. Spell check fails me once again.