Craziest 23 minutes in NHL offseason history?
The most exciting trade day in recent memory left people shocked and scrambling for the most fitting GIF.
Luckily, we have Twitter to capture all of those real-time reactions from players, fans, analysts, and assholes – and let’s just say, it was a firestorm. One. Hilarious. Firestorm.
*Logs on to Hockey Twitter* pic.twitter.com/mP6O8ACRVL
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 29, 2016
The trade Peter Chiarelli made that moved Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson was not well received…
When you trade Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson straight up, you better have a follow-up press release revealing Hall ran a meth lab on the side
— scott lewis (@thescottlewis) June 29, 2016
Edmonton Oilers, to their fans: pic.twitter.com/N0au3ynKBx
— SeanFitz_Gerald (@SeanFitz_Gerald) June 29, 2016
If you put the Hall/Larsson deal into an NHL trade checker, it blocks you from the page and contacts your internet service provider.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) June 29, 2016
— HOCKEY INSIDER MBC (@MrButterChicken) June 29, 2016
— Rick Nashtag (@RickNashtag) June 29, 2016
Imagine trading Jonathan Toews for Adam Larsson? Or Vladimir Tarasenko? Or Anze Kopitar? The Oilers just traded someone who scores MORE.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 29, 2016
Thankfully for Chiarelli, Marc Bergevin came to the rescue with another controversial blockbuster trade. Moving PK Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.
The city of Montreal pic.twitter.com/guvIwTjMsj
— Auston Statthews (@statssundin) June 29, 2016
I’m opening a new restaurant in Montreal called Chez Weber. You bring us a gourmet steak and we give you back a hamburger that costs more.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) June 29, 2016
— the Corporal (@CorporalKomarov) June 29, 2016
— Blue Steam Hockey (@bluesteamhockey) June 29, 2016
But what was the best tweet of the day? Well, it may have come from PK Subban.
Don’t ever change, PK.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 29, 2016