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Sather Rejected Avery Trade

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

A well-placed source has told The Post that Sather rejected a San Jose trade deadline offer of Bernier, the 22-year-old, 6-foot-2, 225-pound, emerging power winger, for Avery. Thus denied, the Sharks then sent Bernier and a first-round draft choice to the Sabres in exchange for prospective unrestricted free-agent defenseman Brian Campbell. The Penguins, who themselves had been trying to get Bernier, then made their deal for Marian Hossa.

In other words, it was Sather’s decision not to move Avery for Bernier - made with significant input from others within the organization, we’re told - that created the domino effect in which Hossa and Campbell, the two prime impending free agents on the market, went to Pittsburgh and San Jose, respectively.

read on for more on the Rangers…

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Hockey In The Ballpark

from CBC,

Two of the world’s most famous ballparks could be in the running to host hockey’s next outdoor extravaganza.

Yankee Stadium in New York is at the top of the list of possible sites if the NHL decides to hold a sequel to the wildly popular New Year’s Day Winter Classic in Buffalo, according to CBCSports.ca’s Scott Morrison.

Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, is also on the short list.

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Barely Making it is the Key to Success

From at the NY Post,

In three of the last four NHL postseasons, a sixth seed (Flames, 2004), a seventh seed (Ducks, 2003), and an eighth seed (Oilers, 2006) became conference champions, so Jagr gets it: It’s all about getting in, the more barely the better.

“That means you’ve been playing playoff games already, good preparation,” he said, then smiled. “But you have to make it.”

That’s why the Rangers New York Rangers pay Jagr the big bucks, for impeccable analysis like that.

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  Tags: jaromir+jagr, playoffs

Sean Will Stay

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

The cataclysmic reaction to the negotiations breakup between Sean Avery and the Rangers is reaching “Where’s Britney Spears?” proportions.

Chances are that Sean—alias The Great Gabbo—will be around a lot longer than Britney, the pop bop.

Fear not, Rangers fans, Avery is going nowhere when his contract expires; not to Philly, not to Chi-town nor Beantown nor Toronto from where he comes.

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Evening Line

from Stan Fischler at MSG Network,

The “issue” of Jaromir Jagr’s return to the Rangers next season appears to us to be a non-issue. Our prediction is this: The Blueshirts’ captain will be back because, A. He wants to remain a Ranger; B. Management wants him on Seventh Avenue and, C. JJ still is effective in his senior citizen role.

more from the Maven…

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Avery’s Future Uncertain

From Arthur Staple at Newsday,

Sean Avery broke his three-week media blackout Monday, long enough to tell reporters after Rangers practice that he had broken off contract talks with the Rangers and that he seemed resigned to the fact that he’ll be playing elsewhere next season.

“I don’t think the value of what I’m worth has changed from the start of the season to right now,” Avery said. “I certainly love playing for the Rangers, no question about it. I’d say that window (of signing a long-term deal with the team) is probably not as open as it has been in the past.”

Avery, who is believed to be seeking a multi-year deal worth more than $2.5-million a season, said he’s been playing his best hockey “probably since I’ve been in the league” over the last 11 games, during which time he has seven goals and three assists.

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Update 5:44pm ET: Some analysis on the Avery situation from Steve Zipay, also at Newsday

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  Tags: contracts, sean+avery

Rangers Getting Their Points Across

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

More to the point, the Rangers are making good a prediction I made when ninety-percent of you were chortling derisively: Yes, the Rangers WILL soar to the division’s top and have a wonderful opportunity to take the conference title.

Sure, Montreal is formidable—but emphatically beatable—and inconsistent Ottawa should rebound under Bryan Murray. The Devils funk could last a lot longer than many suspect which leaves no major detour on the Rangers Thruway.

Most importantly, New York now has what I call “backup-ability.”

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A Future Force

from the NY Daily News,

And though his career has been on an upward slope since the day he was drafted, Dubinsky has really taken off in recent weeks. Since being reunited with Jaromir Jagr six games ago - with Sean Avery completing their strong-on-the-puck trio - Dubinsky has four goals and four assists.

Not only has Dubinsky been the perfect middle man for Avery and Jagr - they’ve combined for 11 goals and 13 assists together going into this afternoon’s Garden game with the Flyers - he also is emerging as the physical complement to fellow Rangers centermen Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. And he’s still two months shy of his 22nd birthday.

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A Future Force

from the NY Daily News,

And though his career has been on an upward slope since the day he was drafted, Dubinsky has really taken off in recent weeks. Since being reunited with Jaromir Jagr six games ago - with Sean Avery completing their strong-on-the-puck trio - Dubinsky has four goals and four assists.

Not only has Dubinsky been the perfect middle man for Avery and Jagr - they’ve combined for 11 goals and 13 assists together going into this afternoon’s Garden game with the Flyers - he also is emerging as the physical complement to fellow Rangers centermen Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. And he’s still two months shy of his 22nd birthday.

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Rangers On Their Way Up

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

Now it can be told.

The once-unthinkable CAN be thought.

Yes, the Rangers very well could top the Eastern Conference on April 6, closing the regular schedule.

Once-invincible Ottawa is crumbling by the minute.

Sure, the early-season Atlantic-leading Flyers are coming on again but when they visit The Garden on Sunday afternoon, the Blueshirts should take them.

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