From Mike Heika at The Dallas Morning News:
After the game, veteran Mike Modano called the approach "idiotic and stupid," saying the team needs to worry less about agitating the opponent and more about winning the game.
"Energy that is just reckless and in the abyss doesn't do much," Tippett said.
...despite still being missed, i don't hear many Ranger fans, myself included, talking about how great the Rangers record was with Avery in the line-up anymore.
...i also don't get the sense that many Ranger players are wishing he was back. However it does looks like Modano would be willing to send Avery back if they wanted him.