Friday, March 25, 2011

Rangers Need Agitating Sean Avery Back Starting Tomorrow Vs Bruins.

For the past three games Sean Avery has been scratched from the New York Rangers lineup, but I would expect that to change tomorrow against the Boston Bruins.  The team has lacked energy and fire the last two games which combined with the fact that Boston is a very physical/tough team I would expect coach John Torotorella to go back to Avery for this tilt in Beantown.  The key for Avery will be to get back to agitating ways that have made him so effective in the past, but do so while staying on the right side of line in terms of penalties.  A pestering Avery could be a tremendous weapon for the Rangers not only tomorrow but in the playoffs and if he can gain the trust of the coaching staff to play straddling the line how he used to and not cross it the Rangers will be even more dangerous.  

It is an open question who would come out of the lineup as there are a few guys who are really struggling at the moment, but the odds on favorite would have to be Wojtek Wolski, but I would not count out a move to sit Mats Zuccarello for a game.