DeAngelo could be traded soon
TSN: Darren Dreger said there is a trade interest for New York Rangers defender Anthony DeAngelo and that a deal could be struck soon.
“In the meantime, watch out Tony DeAngelo the New York Rangers. We know he was told to go home and wait for a deal and suddenly there is a lot of interest in him. According to the source, I was told that DeAngelo might have moved in the next few days. “
Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News: It will be interesting to see which teams would be willing to give Anthony DeAngelo another shot. Are the Rangers willing to keep the salary to move it?
Teams that are being rebuilt like the Ottawa Senators or Detroit Red Wings cannot risk the negative impact DeAngelo could have on their young teams. Teams that are already doing well may not be interested in causing potential headaches.
Av’s notes on the draft expansion, the backup goalkeeper and his blue line
Peter Baugh from The Athletic: (Mailbag) Erik Johnson, 32, has a no-movement clause and would need to be protected by Seattle Kraken for the proposed expansion. He has a $ 6 million salary cap that was hit by 2022-23. The Colorado Avalanche could see if he would be willing to forego the draft extension. It is unlikely that the Kraken would be interested. If he did not, the Avs could protect Devon Toews. The Avs would then likely lose one of Tyson Jost, JT Compher, Joonas Donskoi or Ryan Graves.
It is unknown how long goalkeeper Pavel Francouz will be out. If he’s gone for a long time and rookie Hunter Miska fights as a backup, the Avs could see what goalkeepers are available.
While the Avs may have a jam on the blue line, it will be important to have depth this season. It may not be worth moving for someone with grit playing on the fourth line.