Tony DeAngelo jumps to teammate’s defense after blogger suggests trading him


  • Tony DeAngelo, of the New York Rangers, wasn’t having it when a blogger took to Twitter saying teammate Ryan Strome should be traded immediately.
  • Rob Luker, who writes for, produced advanced stats showing Strome’s shooting percentage since joining the Rangers is at 21.6 percent, way higher than his career average of 10.3 percent.
  • Luker’s assessment was the Rangers should sell high on Strome and trade him now as quickly as possible.

“I get he’s creating a little more this year, but [Rangers GM Jeff] Gorton should be actively trying to sell high ASAP,” said Luker.

  • DeAngelo doesn’t agree with that at all. Nor is he keen on advanced stats being used to show a player’s value

“I see these tweets all the time and it’s actually hilarious how people think that these charts are what everything should be based on. [Ryan Strome] has been one of our best players since being traded here last year. Watch the games.”

  • With six goals and 22 points in 22 games so far this season, Strome is easily on pace for a career year pretty much across the board.
  • His best season so far was in 2014-15, when he managed 17 goals and 50 points with the New York Islanders.
  • Advanced stats are definitely a great way to measure a player’s worth.
  • At the same time, it’s awesome to see teammates stick up for each other.
  • DeAngelo’s response was well-received by many New York Rangers fans, who echoed his sentiment about watching the games to determine Strome’s real value to the team.
Sources & Credits: Tony Deangelo, Hockey Feed
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