Moving On and Trading Places

With free agency and trades heating up on July 1st, many Players took to Twitter in reaction to the deals around the league.

Free agency and trades come with the territory of being a professional athlete. In the modern landscape of pro sports, players are on the move at a higher frequency than in the past.

With 24/7 news cycles and the proliferation of social media, these deals are mass-consumed and discussed at length publicly by media, bloggers, fans and even the Players themselves.

With the 2015-16 NHL free agency signing period opening on Wednesday, there was much activity on the market, as well as on social media. Many players took to Twitter to voice their excitement about new opportunities, say thank you to fans and teams they are leaving and wish former teammates well.