NHL trade deadline: Slow day makes for unhappy hockey fans
Trade bait like Canucks' Hamhuis, Vrbata stay put
The NHL trade deadline came and went, but it definitely wasn't the entertaining day of blockbuster deals some had hoped for.
Even so, with 14 trades, 26 players and 11 picks in play today (at time of writing), the 2016 edition falls somewhere on the spectrum between the lowest (one trade in 1983) and highest (55 trades in 2010) of all time.
But that didn't stop NHL fans everywhere from taking to Twitter to voice their discontent.
NHL trade deadline day is like Christmas, if your mean parents made you talk about your presents all morning without ever opening anything.—@DownGoesBrown
Being on Pacific Time on Trade Deadline day is cool because I’ve only wasted half my day instead of all of it—@horbayj
<a href="https://twitter.com/hockeynight">@hockeynight</a> <a href="https://t.co/TyBvOGGrCz">pic.twitter.com/TyBvOGGrCz</a>—@Anya_Sparrow
Some used gifs to release some pent-up frustration.
Everyones reaction to this Trade Deadline day. <a href="https://t.co/s0sA6XmP6Y">pic.twitter.com/s0sA6XmP6Y</a>—@Komarov47_
A quick review of Trade Deadline Day 2016. 😴 <a href="https://t.co/EPQxL3P0p4">pic.twitter.com/EPQxL3P0p4</a>—@MonikaPlatek
Others simply tried to make light of a 'slow' situation.
BREAKING: I acquire 2 energy drinks and a conditional cup of coffee to keep me awake due to a slow trade deadline day. Discuss.—@PBaracchini
My trade deadline was very productive: completed 3 loads of laundry, one slow cooker meal and some vacuuming to be done later.—@cultureoflosing
But by far the most unhappy fanbase was that of the Vancouver Canucks, largely because defenceman Dan Hamhuis and forward Radim Vrbata were both dubbed huge trade bait and both found themselves still in a Canucks jersey when the deadline was done.
Vancouver has about a 3.6 per cent chance of making the playoffs.
If I didn't have to write about this team, I would've checked out months ago. Why are the rest of you still here?—@JDylanBurke
Well, good luck with the PR for the rest of the season, Canucks. <a href="https://t.co/QCJioWFgGY">pic.twitter.com/QCJioWFgGY</a>—@TheStanchion
Sometimes, the only way to really express how you're feeling is real, down-to-earth, heartfelt bluntness.
<a href="https://twitter.com/mirtle">@mirtle</a> that trade deadline sucked.....—@bruceski2020
Here's a round of up today's Twitter reaction to the biggest movers and shakers.