Don't be mistaken. Avery's verbal game is still very much the same. "Some of the things he says [on the ice], you wouldn't believe," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle told reporters earlier this week. But for the first time in a long time, Avery seems to be using his head just as much as his mouth.
Kwah also has this quote from John Tortorella on Avery...
"I think he's staying within himself, and that's important," Tortorella said on Monday. "He's doing all the things we want him to do on the ice, and he's not sitting in the box."
...while Avery has been outstanding since returning from the DL, I get worried that Avery is toning it down too much. If he didn't get slashed on the arm last night, I wouldn't have known he was in the line-up. I know a lot of that had to do with the Rangers being on the pk for most of the night, but for Avery to be effective he has to be in the opponent's face all night.
Finally Kwah takes a look at the strong play of the Rangers rookies.