Although he was the secondary piece to the trade, DeAngelo is as interesting as any player on the roster to start the 2017 2018 season. He possesses a combination of speed and offensive ability that few defenseman have. He could be the most dynamic offensive threat from the blueline the team has seen in a long time if he is able to stay on the ice.
If he doesn’t improve http://www.rangerscoolhockey.com/jt-miller-jersey-c-10.html his defensive play, though, he could have a permanent seat in the Rangers’ press box. Defensive responsibility –or lack thereof– coupled with potential character issues make for a possible stay in Alain Vigneault’s dog house.
DeAngelo’s development alone will likely validate the Stepan trade Brady Skjei Jersey, for better or for worse. If it works out, the Rangers got a top 10 draft pick and an up and coming stud offensive, right shot defenseman. If it doesn’t the Rangers come out looking like fools for trading their best center for a pick and a middling prospect.