Tony DeAngelo Fires Parting Shots at John Tortorella

Published July 25, 2023 at 1:46 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
Tony DeAngelo has given his reasoning for why things did not work out in Philadelphia.

The DeAngelo Saga



Last offseason, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Tony DeAngelo to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for three picks.

One year later, the Flyers bought out DeAngelo and the Hurricanes signed him for a fraction of what Philly's contract would have paid him.



DeAngelo Delivers Shot



Fans immediately pointed out how DeAngelo in Philly would fail given their coach, John Tortorella, and DeAngelo's character and playing style.

Tortorella demands the utmost respect and a tight 200-foot playing style from all of his players. This clashed with DeAngelo who is known for being a defensive liability and a locker room cancer.

When asked why things did not work out with the Flyers, DeAngelo cited his relationship with Tortorella as a direct result of his lackluster season, 42 points in 70 games.


"The coach and I wound up not fitting together, I guess that would be the main reason."

DeAngelo Looks Ahead



While his relationship with Tortorella may be tarnished, his relationship with Hurricanes Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour is far from it. DeAngelo played 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2021-22 where he posted 51 points.

Now, he will be getting a second shot in Carolina and will look to help lead them to a Stanley Cup alongside a loaded defensive core that includes Jaccob Slavin, Brent Burns, Dmitry Orlov, Brett Pesce, and Brady Skjei.
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