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Even before playing in his first game, Rangers fans were divided on Tony DeAngelo. One quick look at his Twitter feed showed his political views, which instantly put him on the wrong side of at least half the fan base. Beyond his off-ice views, DeAngelo has had a history of on-ice behavior issues. He’s abused refs, used slurs on teammates, and overall been disliked as he’s grown. The on-ice issues are the biggest concern.

Heck, even before people had a chance to research DeAngelo, he was already off to a bad start. The Rangers did not make a good trade, landing a question mark defenseman and a #7 pick in exchange for both Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta. Most people, including myself, expected more in return. In short, the trade itself put more scrutiny on DeAngelo, albeit unfairly, because he’s 50% of the return for a fan favorite.

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kevin shattenkirk

This morning sure was exciting, wasn’t it? There was a flurry of activity for the Rangers as they prepare for their west coast trip. The first, and the most troubling, is the news that Kevin Shattenkirk will have knee surgery for a torn meniscus, and will be out indefinitely. Justin noted the timetable for this is somewhere between 4-12 weeks.

In response, the Rangers recalled Tony DeAngelo from Hartford. They also recalled center Daniel Catenacci from Hartford. The last roster move was assigning Lias Andersson to Hartford, instead of returning him to Frolunda in the SHL. Lots of stuff, so let’s dive right into it.

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anthony deangelo

The New York Rangers are not a good hockey team. Aside from their run in November, which was largely due to a regression in SH%, the Blueshirts aren’t even a .500 team. They’ve hemorrhaged shots like they’re getting paid to do so, and they are basically playing uninspired hockey. The last time we saw this happen, one that didn’t result in the firing of a coach, the Rangers recalled Carl Hagelin. That team went on a run to the Eastern Conference Final.

In theory, a shot of youth could get the team going. I say in theory because we’d still need to see the coach actually willing to play a rookie in a key role. Heck, he won’t even play the team’s third highest scorer in the top-six on a consistent basis. But let’s say this is Bizarro World, and Alain Vigneault will allow any kid that is recalled to play to their strengths, which kids could actually make an impact?

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