Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation
If the Rangers make it by the 1st round and draw the Pens in the next series, I think Avery can get under the skin of both Malkin and Crosby. Look at what he did last year against Kovalchuk and Hossa. That team (Pitt) has a lot of firepower and a lot of veteran leadership, but their goaltending is really questionnable.
It's one thing if Avery is just gooing it up, but he's not. He's got 3 goals in this series, so it's a moot point. Look at what Claude Lemieux used to do. In the regular season, he was nowhere to be found, but once the playoffs came, he was money - getting under everyone's skin, scoring big goals, etc. This is what he's paid to do. And the Rangers have a fantastic record with him in the linup as opposed to when he's out.
Exactly. Well said.
Some people don't realize that some players are paid to do things like this. I want NYR to move on next series, but against OTT not PIT. Sure Avery can be an ass some times (coming from a Leaf fan) but he's doing the right think in a way. He wants his team to be in the Cup finals, so he'll make it that way. And besides, it's not like this is the first time he's done something like this. It's his job.