Rangers Roundup: Nico Gross walks, DeAngelo makes statement, and more
The Rangers let the 5PM deadline to offer Nico Gross a contract pass yesterday. New York selected the Swiss left defender back in 2018 but since then have stockpiled defenseman. Players like K’Andre Miller, Ryan Lindgren, Zac Jones have overtaken him on the left-side. When you include Nils Lundkvist eventually forcing either Tony DeAngelo or Adam Fox to switch from right to left, you can see the logic in the decision. The Rangers currently have 45 of 50 contracts signed so expect them to use the 5 remaining on players like Lundkvist and Morgan Barron soon.
DeAngelo Issues a Statement
K’Andre Miller issued an amazing and powerful statement last night. It is worth a read. A few hours later, Tony DeAngelo who does not shy from voicing his opinions publicly also released one on the state of the world today. The Rangers leading scorer on defense called George Floyd’s death “undeniably wrong” and “horrible”. He continues by voicing his support for players he’s played with like Darnell Nurse, Anthony Duclair, and soon to be teammate K’Andre Miller.