My story today is on “how these Rangers have become a particularly tight group”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080423/SPORTS01/804230397/-1/SPORTS, a subject that players and coaches were more than willing to expound upon.
The lone exception was Sean Avery,Â who the other day said he was better off “keeping quiet on the subject”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2008/04/21/lets-get-this-thing-started-already/. I suppose you could jump to all sorts of conclusions seeing how Avery and Marek Malik provided “one of the notable exceptions to this team’s Kumbaya feel”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2008/02/06/fireworks-at-practice/, but I actually don’t think that’s the reason.
I just think Avery again has decided he’s better off keeping his mouth shut. And it doesn’t sound like “his teammates are complaining”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2008/04/22/2008-04-22_its_rangers_vs_penguins_in_2nd_round-5.html.
More from practice later…