— Sean Avery (@imseanavery) March 31, 2013
Pot calling kettle alert. Freaking Sean Avery of all people, fresh off his cameo on E!’s Fashion Police, wants to chime in on the Rangers’ recent troubles? Shouldn’t he be busy deciding what color shawls will be “in” this spring? AND a Charlie Sheen winning reference? Bro, no one’s winning here. The Rangers haven’t scored a goal in over two games and you just got done making Kelly Osborne look articulate in yet another embarrassing appearance on a female-focused television network. This whole goddamn ship is sinking and if there’s one person we don’t want to hear it from, it’s the guy who already fell overboard. Sean Avery retired on Bravo for crying out loud, so short of him diving into the Hudson and emerging with his skates held over his head like Happy did with his Titleist, he should keep his hockey analysis to himself.
But on the other hand, I’m not so sure he’s wrong. The dude does have friends on the team so if anyone would know what’s being censored from the press it’s him. And how else would you explain the Rangers’ lack of life this year? They’ve been so flat all year, and who’s to say it’s not from Torts constantly throwing players under the bus? His fiery attitude was completely necessary after the Renney years, but I wonder if that same angry approach to the game hasn’t soured on a roster that has no business missing the playoffs. No way Sather cuts ties with the coach unless they really do miss out on the post season, but the looming trade deadline might see them make another big move or two to get this team back on track. Gaborik going? Clowe coming? Whatever. Won’t make a difference if Sean Avery knows what he’s talking about… @PhilOsgood