Will be talking Avery recall on WGBB 1240AM Long Island tonight at 10:50 p.m. You can also listen live by clicking here.
Update, 4:17 p.m.:
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy had posted this about what would happen capwise if Avery was claimed by another team on re-entry waivers...
"If Avery were claimed on re-entry waivers, his salary would be paid by and count against three teams' caps with this breakdown: Dallas 50 percent, Rangers 25 percent, New Team 25 percent."
Update, 4:01 p.m.:
Larry Brooks confirms that Avery will be put on re-entry waivers tomorrow.
...Avery still has to clear re-entry waivers. Maybe Rangers had a deal with another team to get rid of him.
Update, 3:08 p.m.:
...got to say I am in complete shock right now. Now we have to hope no one will claim him.
...i guess Boomer is the new go to guy for Ranger rumors.
Update, 2:52 p.m.:
Andrew Gross reports that it's not out of realm of possibility Rangers will announce another transaction later today.
...holy crap this really might be happening.
Update, 11:08 a.m.:
Video of Avery's shootout winner from last night can be viewed by clicking here (1:46 mark).
Update, 10:42 a.m.:
Avery has to clear re-entry waivers before he can report to the Rangers so no matter what he wouldn't be back for tomorrow's game against Sharks. Which could be why Deveaux was recalled and will most likely be sent back down after game if Avery clears. I'm getting excited!!!
...not sure how Boomer would know this but he is a big time Rangers fan with lots of connections. Will continue to monitor this.
...h/t to everyone who sent this to me.
About damn time! Torts is a jackass for sending him down. He thinks he is the moral compass of the NHL.
If avery plays for another eastern conference team - Torts is gone if the Rangers don't win a playoff series. If Torts gets avery back he better apologize to him. Torts would be lucky to have a guy like avery play hard for him. I would have loved to have him in the third period of the last game.
@tiptopcashew Yeah it is!!!
@lea1022 Unreal, right?
Just an FYI, I will be talking Avery recall on WGBB 1240AM Long Island tonight at 10:50 p.m. You can also listen live here: http://sportsradiony.com/
so pumped! wouldnt it b depressing if we're all pumped up and then he got claimed by another team? that would suck
@ErinM His cap hit would be less than 1 million for whoever picks him up. To be honest I wouldn't be entirely surprised if he gets claimed.
I did fully supported waiving Avery, but this team needs a spark, badly...Avery-Boyle-Prust is a solid 4th line and Avery will be sure to bring his A-game for the remainder of the season.
@EvanSzymkowicz You are crazy cause that means you choose christensucken so please ... please ... please,,,thinkkkkkk....before you hate on avery and support slackers who can't play hockey over a guy who sacrifices everything to win....
@thenyrblog 100 blks from home on subway when I got txt from beloved son that this is happening!!! almost made a spectacle of myself!!!!!!
Can this possibly be another "I told you so?"
HAHA!!! Just busting your balls.
christmas comes early but i'd take this with a grain of salt...i feel like torts would never do this...not the type to eat crow for a bad move
There are Avery haters, and Avery lovers! Personally, even at some of our worst times, he adds a "spark". We need someone to keep our "Broadway Bullies" moniker going, especially since Boogaard's injuries and subsequent passing. Not to mention, that without Staal, we've been a bit lackluster. Oh, but that's right, he's not Crosby so the NHL doesn't bring it up. Although, glad I missed those Staal family dinners this summer!
Thrilled for the return of Sean Avery. Hopefully he will inject some passion into this team. Does anyone else get the impression that it is going to be a long and very emotional season for the fans?
Good. I'm still hoping they Fire Tortorella. He's still a bad coach. this doesn't change that. Not to mention this was 100% a decision by Sather and not Torts. Let's hope Torts actually uses him the right way.
@YesIAm Torts is so full of himself and his defensive boring POS system. If I was coach and had Biron and The King as my goalies I would play the most offensive hockey I could. He runs scared all the time, not understanding that his goalies will win every game if they are just given the chance
@thenyrblog #NYR management is trying to shut us up but its too late. Torts blew it. This has everyone watching his every move.
@thenyrblog flyers gonna snag him
Gah! I'm going to tomorrow night's game — I hope they find a way to get him on the roster for then only because I want to be there for his return (if this is for real).
@thenyrblog does not seem 2 b official
@thenyrblog I was sleeping-it this really true or just a dream?