Monday, February 05, 2007

My Guy is Gone

The Los Angeles Kings have just announced the trade of Sean Avery to the New York Rangers. Going to the Rangers are Avery and junior prospect John Seymour, to LA are Jason Ward and prospects Marc-Andre Cliche and Jan Marek. As good as this trade is for the Rangers this year, LA may win in the end with the high scoring Russian Marek, and Team Canada (junior) member Cliche.

Avery is a guy I personally thought would be a good fit in Boston. We need a fighter that can kick serious ass (led the team in PM last year) and put up good numbers (on pace for 42 points this year) as well. Traditionally Boston gets tough guys that play a maximum of five minutes a game, basically wasting a roster spot. One hope is that he doesn't get signed by the Rangers and PC picks him up this summer (fat chance). Although this might not be possible since TSN is reporting that he is only a restricted free agent. I'm too lazy to check if that's true right now, sorry.

Well there is still defenceman Brent Sopel available. He's relatively cheap, typically high scoring, and not bad defencively. He's having a slightly off year and is a free agent in the summer so he might come cheap.

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Blogger jimbuff said...

A high energy player like Avery is what this team needs now. He might be hated but alot of that is b/c he is passionate and competitve and does what it takes to give his team a chance to win.
To bad we won't get him.

1:24 p.m., February 06, 2007  

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