Rick Carpiniello from The Athletic: New York Rangers waived defenseman Anthony DeAngelo yesterday over reports (three sources confirmed) that there was an incident in the tunnel between DeAngelo and goalkeeper Alexandar Georgiev after their game on Saturday night.
- Larry Brooks: “Post has learned that it was K’Andre Miller who resolved the dispute on the runway leading to the room.”
“As you know, there are always rumors,” said Rangers manager David Quinn. “I will not address any rumors. This is not about an incident. It’s not about a thing. It’s a situation that the organization thought was best at the moment and we’ll see how the situation develops.
“It’s part of the business. It’s a choice we made. You always sit down and evaluate your organization. We did that. We’ll see how it turns out. … I don’t want to go into details. In 24 hours we will probably be more specific and approach the situation differently. “
There have been several incidents with DeAngelo over the years.
DeAngelo still has another year with a $ 4.8 million cap on his contract and the Rangers have certainly looked for a trading partner. The Rangers are pretty deep on the right organisationally, so DeAngelo may not have been in their long-term plans anyway.
If he’s not claimed, they could send him to the AHL or put him on their taxi team. It seems doubtful that they would eat his salary cap and cut him loose.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: Two quick thoughts on DeAngelo.
“1. No bones about it. Tony fell out of favor quickly #NYR. You don’t usually put a player like him on waivers. He was giving the org a headache with off-season antics. It is one thing if he plays well, but he isn’t.
2. It is very likely that it will not be claimed by another team. Then what? You have the option to move him freely from the taxi squad to the NHL squad and save space. But what will the relationship between player and organization look like afterwards? Seems like a difficult situation. “
Adam Herman from Blue Shirt Banter: There have been multiple sources that said there were issues between DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev going back to 2017-18 in the AHL. Three sources have said that DeAngelo had problems with defender K’Andre Miller and that an issue did not go down well with multiple players in the organization.
“Since this story was originally published, blueshirt Banter has been accused by multiple sources of an incident in which DeAngelo withheld the puck from Miller’s first NHL goal against Buffalo on January 26th in a way that was not well received by some within the organization. DeAngelo, who was on the ice for Miller’s goal, pulled the puck out of the net. “
The Rangers said the incident was “categorically wrong”.
Greg Wyshynski from ESPN: A Rangers source and the agent for K’Andre Miller disprove the report that DeAngelo kept the puck. Ian Pulver, Miller’s Agent:
“It is K’Andre’s understanding that the NYR equipment manager or whoever is responsible has the puck and that it is framed like other first goals. At no point did he think otherwise. “
Greg Wyshynski: (Thread) “The report on @ BlueshirtBanter DeAngelo’s alleged mistreatment of Miller “attracted the attention and wrath of several players” and included an incident in which “DeAngelo kept the puck off Miller’s first NHL goal against the Sabers” in a January 26 game.
A source close to the Rangers stated that while DeAngelo was seen collecting the puck from the Sabers network, he immediately handed it over to training staff and that the puck is due to be sent out for framing this week.
I also asked a source about Miller and DeAngelo’s relationship @ NYRangers and was said “it was a normal teammate relationship.” Take it all for what it’s worth. When it comes to the “stolen puck” at least, there are many setbacks in this report. “