View Full Version : Sean Avery Waived by Rangers...Dale Weise Claimed by Canucks

10-04-2011, 11:41
It seems today as though it is the end of an area for the New York Rangers. Sean Avery has been put on waivers by the Rangers. His agent Pat Morris, confirmed the news in an interview with a Toronto radio station. However, he does not think that Avery will be claimed because of his salary. The Rangers also were informed forward Dale Weise has been claimed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks. Weise was cut by the Rangers on Saturday and was expected to report to Connecticut before being claimed. The Rangers have a mere $239,666 of cap space including Avery, and the idea of adding a veteran d-man would be nearly impossible. The last roster spot on the team was between Erik Christensenís $925,000 contract and Avery's $4million. This move opens some space for the Rangers, however, it will seem odd at MSG without the "AVERY, AVERY" chants ringing through the Garden. However, with the youth movement the Rangers are on and Avery and coach John Tortorella's differences, the moved seemed imminent for the squad. That imminent day is today.

The Boss
10-04-2011, 12:25
So long! Hopefully he winds up in Finland.

10-04-2011, 12:27
The Rangers first line will get knocked around like a Christmas Tree. Richards and Gaborik are going to expect to be targeted heavily in a very physical Atlantic Division. If Avery had been able to just cut out the off ice crap, it would have given the Rangers a better option than they have now. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.