On Trade Deadline Day, emotions run high. NHL players and hockey fans alike sit glued to the television for hours, though for very different reasons. For a fan, they’re eager to see the possibility of new talent on their beloved team or to follow the journey of a favourite player. For the players, they watch to see if they themselves will be packing their bags and starting a new phase of their career with a different team.
On Monday, the Players took to Twitter to share their excitement, well-wishes, and thanks to their former and future teams, teammates, and fans. They also invited us into their world with snapshots of their travels as they pack up and move from one city to the next.
Here are your top player tweets of the week: Trade Deadline Day Edition:
Some player’s weighed-in prior to the deals rolling in:
And once the moves started, there was many messages of thanks and support:
Thank you so much Z for all the help you have given me over the years, you've made me a better… https://t.co/t3ghxl9O6A— Oliver Ekman-Larsson (@OEL_23) March 3, 2015
Can't express how excited I am for the opportunity to join the @NHLBruins. Looking forward to getting to Boston.— Brett Connolly (@bconnolly8) March 2, 2015
I would like to thank the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, my teammates and the Penguins fans for an amazing time in Pittsburgh.— Simon Despres (@Despres747) March 3, 2015
I'm so excited to return to Pittsburgh. I have so many friends in Pitt. I feel like I grew up in PA, and can't wait to return to the ice.— ben lovejoy (@RevLovejoy6) March 3, 2015
Tough day to say goodbye to a great friend and teammate! @jameswisniewski we'll miss you bud! Good luck in Cali!— Brandon Dubinsky (@BDubi17) March 3, 2015
Thanks to the @NHLBruins and especially all my teammates for those 5 years. I'm gonna miss all of you guys!— Jordan Caron (@Jord38caron) March 3, 2015
Super excited to join the @Avalanche one of my favourite team growing up ! Can't wait for the new start !— Jordan Caron (@Jord38caron) March 3, 2015