The New York Rangers put
right wing defenseman Tony DeAngelo on waivers in a shocking, but not all that surprising move on Sunday.
DeAngelo, 25, received votes for the Norris Trophy last season after tallying 53 points (15g, 38a) in 68 games last season. He is currently signed to a two-year, $9.6 million contract.
DeAngelo (NYR) on waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 31, 2021
DeAngelo has struggled to re-
insurrect ionist his form from last year posting only one point, an assist, in six games. DeAngelo has also been scratched several games.
Not a term to describe Tony DeAngelo. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/dG6nKsTLhn
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 15, 2021
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) January 31, 2021
There were also rumors (see this thread) that DeAngelo got involved in an altercation with goaltender Alexander Georgiev after last night’s game, where he was on the ice for four of five Penguins goals. In overtime, Georgiev didn’t play the puck to DeAngelo behind the net, instead choosing to clear it up the boards himself, leading to Sidney Crosby’s game-winner. The Athletic later confirmed the story, saying the two got into an altercation in the tunnel that quickly got broken up.
Neither player took the ice for Sunday’s practice. Rangers head coach David Quinn was asked if that incident had anything to do with the Rangers placing DeAngelo on waivers.
Quinn on DeAngelo when asked by @ColinSNewsday about an incident last night: “There’s always rumors, I’m not gonna address rumors. This isn’t about one incident. It’s not about one thing.”
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 31, 2021
The Athletic also reported that DeAngelo was scolded several times by the team for his social media postings.
Hockey Twitter, whom DeAngelo has been beefing with for much of the season, responded to the news with lol’s, laughing emoji, and laughing GIFs.
— lily (@lilyschwarz) January 31, 2021
DeAngelo was a vocal, longtime supporter of Donald Trump’s, deactivating his Twitter account in protest and promising to go to Parler after the platform banned the former president due to lies and inciting violence.
a lil celebratory compilation dedicated to mr tony deangelo for staying true to himself and deactivating today 🥰 pic.twitter.com/h3d294eYkV
— clarissa! (@quinnsedgework) January 9, 2021
Later, the defenseman seemingly popped back up on the social media site with a burner account as @NYRFan92360244. It appears a hockey fan tricked DeAngelo to admit it was him with a screenshot of simple source code.
Tony DeAngelo is down BAD rn pic.twitter.com/DmWEsCd0oJ
— Roland (@RolandCreative) January 23, 2021
Tony DeAngelo's Alternate Twitter falls victim to "Twitter Hack" pic.twitter.com/ryIVNpxDXO
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) January 25, 2021
For the record, since for some reason people keep saying this, I’m NOT Tony DeAngelo. Just someone whose sick of him being criticized by people who know nothing about the game of hockey.
— NYRFan (@NYRFan92360244) January 23, 2021
DeAngelo, er I mean @NYRFan92360244, tweeted “This is Cancel Culture in full effect” minutes after being put on waivers.
This is Cancel Culture in full effect . https://t.co/w1EN3rXWK1
— NYRFan (@NYRFan92360244) January 31, 2021
Yes, it’s definitely that and not facing real-life consequences because you were not good at hockey and becoming a headache nearly every minute of the day.
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