NHL whirlwind sends hockey fans' heads spinning
Best reactions to a news-breaking day
The hockey world could smell change in the air, but no one was anticipating the whirlwind that was Wednesday afternoon.
Recap of the last 15 minutes: <br>Taylor Hall traded to Devils <br>Subban traded for Shea Weber<br>Stamkos signs with Tampa<br>Wow.—@mirtle
Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson<br>Shea Weber for P.K. Subban<br>Stamkos staying with the Bolts <a href="https://t.co/lY174sXIwC">pic.twitter.com/lY174sXIwC</a>—@Wolfpuck87
That's right. Hall for Larsson, Subban for Weber and Stamkos re-signing with Tampa. Pretty crazy.
Everything is happening! We can't keep up with the NHL right now 😳😳😳 Who else are losing their minds? 😅 <a href="https://t.co/5dVSovI21T">pic.twitter.com/5dVSovI21T</a>—@OHLIceDogs
As always, fans weighed in with their opinions on the big trades and even came up with a hypothesis on why no Canadian teams made the playoffs this season.
Between the Taylor Hall trade and the P.K. Subban trade, maybe the reason Canada had no playoff teams is their NHL teams are run by morons?—@AndrewBucholtz
Habs fans didn't take the news of PK leaving lightly.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a> Peace out. I'm done. This was the only thing you could do to lose my fandom, and you did it. Congrats—@pattitudez
"I'm not shopping PK Subban" <br><br>You're a god damn liar, Marc Bergevin—@NikkF07
Remember that time PK Subban gave 10 MILLION DOLLARS to the local hospital? He meant so much more to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a> fans than just on the ice. Gutted—@TyranAult
When you find out Shea Weber is signed until 2026 <a href="https://t.co/GM9bETfSko">pic.twitter.com/GM9bETfSko</a>—@BringBackLee
<a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a> <a href="https://t.co/0skb1yU2t8">pic.twitter.com/0skb1yU2t8</a>—@_Karlsson65
Montreal may have been disappointed, but Edmonton fans were more confused than anything.
Girlfriend just said "Isn't Taylor Hall their best player? Why would they trade him? Who is Adam Larsson?" <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TaylorHall?src=hash">#TaylorHall</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHL?src=hash">#NHL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oilers?src=hash">#Oilers</a>—@darceymcl
The Oilers just traded Taylor Hall for a handful of beans. And not even magic beans. Like they reached into a dented can of baked beans.—@DownGoesBrown
All of Edmonton Right Now <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/taylorHall?src=hash">#taylorHall</a> <a href="https://t.co/qN10A5lDq4">pic.twitter.com/qN10A5lDq4</a>—@JuliaMarie828
While Oiler fans were disappointed to lose Hall, there's one Devil who sure is happy to see a familiar face.
Together again! <a href="https://twitter.com/hallsy04">@hallsy04</a> <a href="https://t.co/i93uRfuOfD">pic.twitter.com/i93uRfuOfD</a>—@AdamHenrique
Oh, and then this happened:
Excited to be back for 8 more years <a href="https://twitter.com/TBLightning">@TBLightning</a> ! Here we go .....—@RealStamkos91
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Stamkos?src=hash">#Stamkos</a> pulls an Erik Karlsson, accepts 60% of the money he could make on open market <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHL?src=hash">#NHL</a>—@Isaac_Smith91
Which left everyone outside of Tampa feeling like:
Every Sabres, Red Wing and Maple Leaf fan currently seeing that Stamkos is staying <a href="https://t.co/s59SHCbjuq">pic.twitter.com/s59SHCbjuq</a>—@TheDailyHockey_
Stamkos at $68M for 8 years is utter wizardry by Yzerman. I am in absolute awe. How did that happen?—@gbradyradio
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