Tony DeAngelo of the Carolina Hurricanes
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Canes Making it Easy For Any Team That Wants to Take on Defenceman

Published March 5, 2024 at 8:51

With the Carolina Hurricanes hoping to make a deep run in the post season, General Manager Don Waddell wants to clear some space on his roster. That means a defenceman is on the market, with the Canes making it as easy as possible to pick him up.

According to Frank Seravalli, Carolina is done with Tony DeAngelo, and Waddell is willing to take a bit of a bath on the potential return in a trade.

"As teams continue to scour the market for right-shot defensemen, sounds like #Canes have set the ask at a 5th round pick for Tony DeAngelo and they will retain 50 percent to make it happen ($837,500).

It's been a tough year and they're willing to grant a change of scenery."

DeAngelo has played just 27 games for Carolina this season, sitting out many as a healthy scratch. He has 3 goals and 10 points in that span. Even the ease with which teams can now pick him up may not be enough to actually get him out the door.

Despite the controversy surrounding DeAngelo throughout his career, Carolina is basing the decision to trade him on his on-ice play alone, which has been well below expectations. With the 28-year-old set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, you have to wonder if DeAngelo is facing the potential end of his NHL career.
March 5   |   203 answers
Canes Making it Easy For Any Team That Wants to Take on Defenceman

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