Tony DeAngelo will be looking for his fourth NHL team since 2021, as he was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s another messy divorce for the Flyers in a summer in which they’re trying to reshape their roster.
For the Colorado Avalanche, he hasn’t signed yet, but Ross Colton has apparently chosen what number he’ll wear.
All that and more in this Monday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey now
Ross Colton wore #79 in Tampa Bay, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be wearing that in Colorado next season. He confirmed his new number on a radio interview late last week, and I’ll have some bits and pieces of that interview up today.
— NHL Jersey Numbers (@NHLNewNumbers) July 17, 2023
I liked 79 and would have stuck with it, but it’s not my choice (obviously). Ryan Johansen has to switch to #12 because some guy already has #92 taken, and Miles Wood switched from #44 to #28.
With the news of Colton’s number coming out, does that mean he’ll be signing soon? We’re just 10 days away from his arbitration date.
Around the NHL
Earlier this summer, the Flyers more or less gave Kevin Hayes away. They’ve been rumored to be shopping Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, and Carter Hart. This weekend, they bought out Tony DeAngelo, who will be looking for a new team…again. It sounded like the Hurricanes were ready to trade for him last month, but NHL rules wouldn’t allow it. Now, the Flyers are just doing what they have to do to get him off their roster. They’re all in on this rebuild.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: The Penguins are calling the Sharks bluff, as the team is in a tough spot with Erik Karlsson.
Washington: The Capitals are going to let some young players make the team out of camp.
Detroit: Former Red Wings stars Dominik Hasek and Slava Fetisov are on very opposite sides of the Russian War.
Nashville: Trying to piece together this new-look Predators lineup.