Sean Avery made his NHL career as an agitating forward, but now it seems since his time away from the league he does his agitating through his Twitter account.

Avery made his thoughts known about his former coach and current bench boss of the New York Rangers, John Tortorella, shortly before the puck dropped in the game between New York and Montreal at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

The tweet read: "Fire this CLOWN. His players hate him and wont play for his BS…. @imseanavery is #winning."

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan responded to the remarks through a release on behalf of his fellow Rangers:

"Sean Avery's comments solely represent his own thoughts and opinions. He did not speak for us as a team when he was here and certainly does not now."

Rangers centre Derek Stepan told the New York Daily News after the team's 3-0 loss to the Canadiens on Hockey Night In Canada that he didn't share Avery's tweeted sentiments.

"Our problem isn’t with our coaching staff, and it hasn't been," Stepan said. "And I think if you asked everyone on our team, they would say the same thing, that that’s not the case here … I don’t agree with [Sean Avery’s tweet] at all, no. I think it's safe to say that all 23 guys on our roster would say that's not the case."