Rob Longley at Slam Sports has numerous quotes from current Maple Leaf and former Ranger Freddie Sjostrom on Sean Avery's ability to get his opponent off their game in prep of tomorrow's game...
“He’s a talented player, that’s for sure and he has the ability to upset whoever he plays against,” said Sjostrom, who was a teammate with Avery in New York for one and a half seasons. “Sometimes it can be really good, sometimes it will work against you.
“Sometimes he skates on a very thin line. He’ll get guys so riled up and pissed off that they can’t play. Sometimes he goes over that line and ruins it for his team.”
Longley adds that Avery promises to be a central character in tomorrow’s rematch against the Maple Leafs, one that could be full of emotion due to Avery's two-handed slash to Komisarek and Colby Armstrong's hit from behind on Marian Gaborik.
...pretty spot on assessment from Sjostrom.
...time for Boogaard to earn his money by letting the league know that no one touches the Rangers best player without paying for it. Hopefully Torts gives him the opportunity.
...h/t to reader Andrea.
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