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Tony DeAngelo Enjoying Life With The Carolina Hurricanes

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It’s been a minute since the Rangers and Tony DeAngelo shared a sheet of ice, but when the Blueshirts take on the ’Canes here Friday night in their next challenge, No. 77 will be on the other side.

He will be the one thriving after a year of enforced idleness that followed, well, come on, you know the story by now. Outburst(s). A post-game encounter with a teammate following a final warning. Waivers. Exile. Buyout.

And a new start away from the bright lights of Broadway.

“It’s going really well for me here,” DeAngelo, who signed a one-year free-agent deal for $1 million with Carolina following the buyout, told The Post this week. “I was a little rusty in training camp, though, I came back and it was, ‘Holy blank, I didn’t know I was out this long.’ So it took me a little bit to get going.

“But there are so many good players here and the pace has been so high from the start that I was able to get comfortable pretty early. It’s been real smooth. We started off 9-0 and it doesn’t get better than that.”

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dougie's avatar

Good for Tony! It took me a while to learn to keep my head down, my mouth shut, and just do my job. I love reading stories like this, Paul.

Posted by dougie on 01/21/22 at 10:39 AM ET

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Same dougie.

Posted by ThatGuy on 01/21/22 at 11:13 AM ET

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Great decision by Canes

Posted by pnwwing on 01/21/22 at 11:20 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Looking at DeAngelo’s history, here’s a unique twist on all of this. The Rangers got him and the Yotes #7 pick in the 2017 draft. They turned that pick into Lias Andersson (now with LA) who’s only mangaed to put up six goals and 10 assists in 102 NHL games.

In that 2017 trade, the Yotes got Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan. Both played reasonably well during their time in Arizona. Then last summer, those two, along with DeAngelo, signed with Carolina and are again doing well in the roles they’ve been given. So, in the end, the team that got the best out of that Rangers-Yotes 2017 deal seems to be the Hurricanes because they gave up nothing (other than salary) to get any of them.

And based on DeAngelo’s stats, that $1M contract the Canes gave him might be the best deal in the league this year.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/21/22 at 11:34 AM ET

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