July 24: Both players have cleared, meaning they will become unrestricted free agents. Bergmann’s deal will be terminated and not carry a cap hit for the Sharks, while DeAngelo will be bought out.
July 23: Tony DeAngelo is expected to be placed on unconditional waivers today for the purpose of a contract buyout by the New York Rangers, according to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff and Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. Unlike players with no-movement clauses like Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Keith Yandle, DeAngelo will have to wait a day for his buyout to become official. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports that Lean Bergmann from the San Jose Sharks is also on waivers. A Bergman buyout would cost the Sharks just $142,917 in 2021-22 and $138,750 in 2022-23, but actually doesn’t make much sense. He could also be on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a mutual termination of the final year of his entry-level contract, which would result in no cap penalty for the Sharks. Either way, Bergmann will also become an unrestricted free agent tomorrow.
Because he is still just 25 years old, the Rangers will be on the hook for just one-third of his remaining salary. That means the team will incur a cap penalty of $383,334 for the 2021-22 season and $883,334 for 2022-23.
It’s a rather small price to pay for the Rangers, though obviously it would have been much better if this situation never happened in the first place. The young defenseman scored 53 points in 68 games during the 2019-20 season, establishing himself as one of the best offensive defensemen in the league. A series of run-ins with teammates eventually broke the trust between player and organization, leading to his dismissal from the club for the majority of 2020-21.
A buyout was always the eventual outcome, though the Rangers took the time they had to make sure it was the only conclusion worth pursuing. Other teams could have had DeAngelo for a fraction of his on-ice worth, but obviously no one wanted the public relations headache that came along with it—or at least not while he still carried a $4.8MM cap hit.
Once bought out, DeAngelo will become an unrestricted free agent allowed to sign with any team.
He might want to start learning some basic everyday Russian words and phrases.
yeah. no offense to em, but it seems the KHL has fairly low standards.
First one he needs to learn:”Derzhi rot na zamke”(Keep your mouth shut)
Have fun for playing in Mar-a-Lago
He is the son of Baghdad Bob
Billy, you’re the only snowflake I see around here
Stop hiding under your mom’s skirt and take down that picture of Sean Hagerty
And now he can go play in the most liberal city in Canada Montreal I’m
Who the hell is Sean Haggerty? Lol
You been flagged tough guy
Rails about snowflakes and cancel culture…
Flags “mean” messages on hockey boards.
Zero awareness of the irony.
You just got in I guess from your antifa meeting and coding camp Im guessing.
“Mom, I’m trying SO hard to stop cancel culture, BUT the snowflakes are SO mean to me!!!!”
Meh. Sabres should just sign him! Already a mess here so he’d fit right in!
Big risk for the team that might sign him
Won’t be seen in the NHL again until he’s about 30band that’s only if he learns to shut his trap and become a team player in some other league.
I’m willing to bet he gets signed for cheap. Kids got talent. Someone will take a stab at shutting him up and teaching him to play hockey….where’s torts when ya need him?
Two sides to every story. Georgiev just as culpable because he was the only one who threw a punch. They argued like many teammates do over a defensive breakdown that cost the team a big game which in honesty was the goalie fault and DeAngelo got popped in the tunnel and than blamed because he’s the easy target being on Twitter and vocally supporting 45! Yea he needs to grow up definitely and stfo of social media but the negativity fed through the bias papers and writers and some fans created a side show based on his tweets and his past where in one incident he called a team mate a derogatory non racist comment and other argued with a ref. I hope the Islanders sign him as they need help on the PP and the Snowflakes who were bitching about him before the incident eat crap. They wouldn’t treat any NBA players or NFL players half as bad as they treated this kid because he leans a certain way and that’s the truth like it or not.
Exactly! No NFL player has EVER had their career adversely affected by unpopular opinions, right?
i dunno man. i try and keep peoples’ Twitters seperate from stuff like this but I still have a hard time believing he’s just unlucky. there are plenty of like-minded people to him that haven’t gotten involved in as many scuffles.
@billy you’re kidding right? You think he has only had 1 incident in his playing career? He has been disciplined by every team he has ever played on for events within his own team.
At least now NYR fans will stop expecting a return for him. No pro team in NA is willing to take the risk in him at this time. Go overseas and try to rebuild some value. In 3-5 years he might have a market again.
News alert, TDA is not the innocent victim. TDA has a reputation for a reason and it’s not based on one isolated incident. He has been doing this stuff forever, he was suspended multiple times in the OHL for violating the harassment, abuse and diversity policy. He has been suspended multiple times for abuse of officials. Tampa Bay Lightning unfortunately wasted a 1st Round pick on him in 2014 (19th) and quickly found out that talent without character is an issue. Arizona figured that out as well. Ditto with the NYR, they realized you can’t enable this jerk. Why would any NHL team want to add poison like TDA to their locker room and organization?
@billy…preach on my brother.
– Colin Kapernick
Guess we found Tony’s burner account for Trade Rumors.
Uh, oh, Billy…I agreed with your statement “They wouldn’t treat any NBA players or NFL players half as bad as they treated this kid” but now all of these socialist snowflakes are presenting facts and evidence against it related to someone named Colin Kaepernick regarding his career…what should I do?
A) Distract from this obvious hypocrisy by tossing a word salad of insults using improper contexts and explaining how only snowflakes and commies care about facts and reality?
B) Deny and pretend it didn’t happen/doesn’t exist even though anyone with eyes can see it?
C) Explain why it’s OK when we do it?
Last time I checked this was America and he can wear any shirt and mock whatever he pleases. It was his ability to play football made him a multi millionaire not this or any country.
You beat me to it.
I don’t even really like Kap, but I absolutely agree with what he’s done to go against the status quo and, he has every right to do so.
Many people just don’t understand that just because someone does something that they may not agree with, that doesn’t mean they get to alter the Constitution on a whim. It’s the most important document to them when it supports something they do, but it’s toilet paper to them when it supports the doings of someone they don’t like.
Omg man what the actual F are you going on about.
You mean like trying to do a peaceful protest as opposed to storming the Capital?
Uh huh. How American.
Multiple times for derogatory and multiple times for abusing refs? List them? Tell us the exact number!
You mean like burning down cities and assaulting cops and calling for death and destruction? Your people? Antifa? You support them I’m guessing?
Assaulting cops? Calling for death AND destruction? How many real stories of that have you heard? And remember, I said “real” unlike how you traitors think that the election was stolen.
Also, your kind of vile, racist filth are the ones that killed cops during the insurrection. Hey, wait though, that doesn’t fit your narrative!! Better throw shade on it by making POC the bad guys. It’s your MO, that has been proven.
Yes, I am Anti-fascist. I hate Hitler, Mussolini, Gaddafi, etc. Anyone with a soul should. I guess expecting that out of you is a mistake and now, everyone knows.
I’ve nothing more to say to you.
Yep, multiple times. Check his player record. In 2013-2014, TDA violated the OHL’s Harassment and Abuse/Diversity Policy twice. The 2nd time resulted in his removal from the ice in the middle of the 2nd period on 1/31/2014 against Guelph and an eventual 8 game suspension. TDA was also dinged twice in the OHL for “abuse of an official”. The first offense resulted in a 2-game suspension and the 2nd was the last game of the season (he was ejected in the 3rd period of that game against Erie). Tampa made the ill-advised decision to waste a 1st Round pick on TDA in 2014. In 2015, TDA was ejected from another game (against Albany) for “abuse of official”. TDA was a healthy scratch for 8 games, rumored to be for behavioral issues and poor defensive play. Tampa parted ways with TDA in 2016 (he never played a single game at the NHL level for the Bolts), trading him to Arizona. On the 1st day of 2017, TDA was suspended 3 games for physical assault of a referee. TDA would be traded yet again to NYR in 2017… More behavioral issues. TDA is poison, especially to his own team. TDA has definitely had multiple “2nd chances”. “billysbballz”, defend him all you want but there is more to a player than offensive stats. Character matters and unfortunately that is something TDA is sorely lacking. He is also a proven defensive liability. No team he has played for has been successful.
Yeah, like “who DeAngelo supports” is the sole reason for NYR cutting bait and moving on. Seriously?! The real “snow flakes” are those who are constantly whining and claiming to be “victims because of their support for” grifter sociopathes! When are you air breathers going to come out of your alternate reality little bubble and join the real world?
Too bad ignorance isn’t painful!
Yup, Mike Vick operates a dog fight gambling ring and kills them afterwards. But, after a suspension he still gets another chance.
Just don’t mock Fauci or COVID!
Real? I’ve seen it in my city moron. I’ve seen the destruction. I’ve seen food assaulted. I’ve seen cop cars torched. Stop being a puppet socialist douche bag and wake up from your woke spell puppet.
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billysbballz is an “alt-right” troll, do not feed.
In other words, he disagrees with you, so you get to disparage him. I bet you’re an awesome dude though!
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I am, thanks for recognizing it!
The Mistake has always been a far left troll so him calling me alt right in actuality means I’m in the middle!
I don’t know what goes on in NHL locker rooms, so I can’t comment on what type of teammate someone is. If DeAngelo is the right of center version of Sean Avery, then he won’t have many teams looking for his services. But I do get a kick out of the virtue signalers that break out their “Virtue Man” super hero costumes whenever an issue like this comes up. Surely the world will be saved by your virtue.
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He suckerpunched his starting goalie and you don’t have an opinion on the type of teammate he is?
Actually TDA got sucker punched so figure it out or don’t comment! Know the facts. If you don’t like him fine but don’t make stuff up!