The Rangers and Sean Avery are still negotiating, but it doesn’t look good. John Dellapina reports that the Rangers are ready to let Avery go to free agency. Those of you who have read this blog in the past know where we stand on Avery. If you don’t know, read The Case for Avery. If you don’t want to read that, here’s a summary. We like him.
Avery wants about $4 million per season. The Rangers want to pay about $2.75 million. For the Rangers to let Avery go to free agency over this difference is ridiculous. For crying out loud, the Rangers are going to pay Christian Backman more money next season than they are offering Avery! WTF?
In happier news, the Rangers have been given permission to negotiate with Sharks Defenseman Brian Campbell, who is exactly the Power Play quarterback the Rangers were missing this season.
Larry Brooks has a full article up on the Post website. Read it here.