The New York Rangers are finally moving forward with the Tony DeAngelo buyout. Per multiple reports, he will be placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
As we’ve written before, the Blueshirts were not likely to use the buyout as soon as the window opened in order to expose him to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Now that has passed and the process is in motion.
Rangers to buyout Tony DeAngelo
The 25 year-old righty defenseman has one year left at $4.5 million and his buyout is only 1/3 of his deal because of his age. That would only be a cap charge of $383,333 in 2021-22 and $833,333 in 2022-23. The buyout will add $4,416,666 to the Rangers cap bringing their free space to $27 million.
One potential destination could be the Montreal Canadiens who have lost Shea Weber for next season. The Habs had interest in him at the deadline.
Barclay Goodrow message to Rangers fans
Barclay Goodrow officially signed his 6 year deal yesterday. The Rangers announced that the 28 year-old had come to terms on a multi-year deal worth $3.6 million per season. It also includes a 15 no-trade clause.
After the announcement Goodrow sent a message out to the Rangers and their fans that read “LFG Rangers”
That tweet was responded to by Ryan Strome showing some muscle and Anthony Bitetto saying “Saaapppp Kiiiidddd.”
Shea Weber career may be over
Shea Weber has played 1038 regular season games. He’s registered 589 points and 714 PIM in those contests. The hard hitting defenseman has also picked up 42 points in 97 playoff games.
That may all be coming to an end as Canadiens GM, Marc Bergevin told the media Weber’s career is likely over.