According to Tom Gulitti and the linked article by his colleague Andrew Gross, the Devils aren't talking much about Sean Avery and the Rangers aren't even letting Avery speak to the media about this. Given the relative silence, I would like to point out something Avery-related that any reporters or anyone looking for, well, something to make out of this one.
You see, Monday's game will not be the only regular season game Sean Avery has laced them up against the Devils. Avery has faced Martin Brodeur and the Devils earlier this year when he was a Dallas Star. What did he do? Well, not much. Avery was largely a non-factor that night, as I originally wrote on the old ILWT:
The Devils, outside of David Clarkson for a few shifts, didn't focus solely on Sean Avery. And they didn't need to as Avery played the best game possible. He couldn't make good passes. He couldn't time his own passes or drives into the zone, causing some offside calls. Despite 4 shots on net, none of them really challenged Martin Brodeur. He got hit plenty of times from various Devils and he even fell down once. The fans let him know that he sucks and tonight, he truly did. He didn't contribute much to the Dallas cause of winning hockey games tonight, that's for sure.
Just to clarify, when I say Avery fell - it was when he was coming on for a line change. Sometimes the boards aren't where you think they are, I suppose.