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Avery: Hate Him Or Love Him, He’s Still a Difference Maker

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella made a controversial decision to bench Sean Avery in game five of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals between the Rangers and the Washington Capitals, a series that New York could taken with a win, in order to "make a point."

Tortorella was apparently unhappy with Avery taking six minor penalties and a misconduct in the last two games of the series, and the tip of the iceberg seemed to be the two questionable penalties that the 29-year-old took in game four against Capitals defensemen Milan Jurcina and Brian Pothier.

That sounds more like the Avery we're familiar with.

It's a well documented fact that Tortorella isn't Avery's biggest supporter, and there is ...

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