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by Paul on 10/05/11 at 10:40 AM ET
from Larry Broooks of the NY Post,
Sean Avery never had a chance, never was given a chance to make this year’s Rangers, so what in the world was the organization doing dragging him around Europe for a week before delivering the news on the flight here yesterday from Switzerland that his run on Broadway had come to an end?
“That’s not for me to say,” coach John Tortorella said at the team hotel last night in explaining the decision to place the 31-year-old winger on waivers he surely will clear at noon today. “I don’t want to play GM here.”
Fair enough, but it was surely on Tortorella’s say that Avery never got a sniff throughout a camp during which he skated with minor leaguers. It was almost humorous to hear the coach say, as he did more than once, “Sean had a strong camp,” because with Tortorella essentially choosing his top 12 forwards before the team convened, Avery was not allowed to have a strong enough camp that this decision would have become untenable.
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