The Grate One certainly agitated the Rangers.

For a day after Sean Avery, in his first season out of the NHL, took to Twitter to call for his former team to fire its coach, captain Ryan Callahan responded Sunday with a show of support for John Tortorella.

"Sean Avery’s comments solely represent his own thoughts and opinions," Callahan said in a statement issued by the Rangers before they practiced at their facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. "He did not speak for us as a team when he was here and certainly does not now."

As if the Rangers, losers of two straight and barely holding off the Islanders for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as they host the Southeast Division-leading Jets tonight, don’t have enough to worry about.

On the other hand, Avery’s "Fire this CLOWN, his players hate him and wont play for his BS" tweet after Saturday night’s loss to the Canadiens temporarily took the focus off the Rangers’ struggling offense. They lost back-to-back 3-0 games in Montreal and Ottawa and have gone 127:47 without a goal.

Avery, 32, was an on-ice pest who finished his second stint with the Rangers by playing just 15 NHL games with three goals last season as his relationship with Tortorella deteriorated past the point of no return. The Rangers finally told him his services were no longer wanted shortly before the AHL playoffs began in April — he was on Connecticut’s roster at the time.