I the meantime, I would not doubt that Avery comes crawling back to NY at a lower price come August.
If he's still on the market in August, I'd be extremely
surprised. I think rumors have him possibly signing in Dallas, but for some reason I could totally see him in Chicago. It's a huge city enjoying a hockey rennaisance, and a guy like Avery could take a lot of attention (and therefore pressure) off guys like Towes and Kane. And he's already hated in Detroit, so becoming a Blackhawk and enhancing that hatred seems like a pure Avery move.
(Note: I didn't see any kind of Chicago rumors anywhere ... it's just something I made up. Kinda like –Ąklund (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate), except you got to read this for free.)