So Sean Avery is prucha’d tonight, along with Aaron Voros. While the six offending defensemen continue to play.
John Tortorella said they need more “engagement” out of Avery. I think Avery’s been pretty lousy lately, but just one on that lousy list, and I don’t necessarily agree with this decision, though it’s not a bad idea to get Enver Lisin de-prucha’d and hope he can contribute some speed and offense. God knows the Rangers need it.
Avery spoke to reporters in Atlanta today, and took the high road. You can read it on Andrew Gross’s blog.
The Rangers officially have lost one in a row (that’s NHL losses), but in reality they’ve lost four in a row, and in reality they’re nine games under .500 (not NHL-.500). And they need points desperately, and quickly.