'Avery’s move from Los Angeles three weeks before the trade deadline was celebrated on both coasts. The Kings couldn’t wait to unload him, and the Rangers were thrilled to acquire him. He had nine goals and 25 points and was plus-13 in 33 games, including playoffs since the trade. He added much-needed toughness and became an instant hit on Broadway.'
The Sabres Report - April 25, 2007