Will Sean Avery be freed?
The idea of the New York Rangers making a possible move with Sean Avery is getting a lot of attention today. It was sparked by a Larry Brooks story in the NY Post.
Yesterday's comment that Sean Avery has been treated like Hans Solo in The Empire Strikes Back seems very appropriate today.
Avery was frozen in carbonite by Darth Vader (John Tortorella), put in limbo (waivered to the AHL), and sent to a far off land (CT) with Jabba the Hutt (Jim Schoenfeld) as his owner and master.
Today, there are rumors that Princess Leia Organa (Glen Sather) might be able to free Avery from his entombment.
Larry Brooks / NY Post:
Rangers keeping Avery from other NHL teams --
Sather’s willingness to acquire AHL players on one-way contracts who would then be assigned to the Whale creates the possibility of a cash-poor club with ample salary-cap space making such an exchange with the Rangers, knowing that Avery would be claimed on re-entry.discussion:
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Eye On Hockey / CBSsports.com: Report: Interest in Avery goes up, but no waivers
FanNation.com: Sather keeping Avery in limbo
Blueline Station: Mystery NHL Teams Want Sean Avery On Re-Entry Waivers
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