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What they’re saying about the 2013 trade deadline

Apr 3, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

You’ve learned how PHT feels about the 2013 trade deadline (in video and text form) and also found out which teams received gold stars from Keith Jones and Mike Milbury. What about the rest of the Internet, though?

Here’s a collection of some observations, rants, bits of breathless praise and plenty of snark from the Twitteverse:

Grantland’s go-to humorist Sean MacIndoe has a fun take on Roberto Luongo‘s contract commentary.

Many have praised the Nashville Predators for landing prospect Filip Forsberg, but the Sporting News’ Jesse Spector points out the void that will be left behind by Martin Erat.

It’s no secret that the trade deadline produced a long lull before the torrent of moves, which forced TSN to kill a lot of time. The National Post’s Bruce Arthur couldn’t help but notice James Duthie’s relief once the trades started trickling in.

Adam Proteau doesn’t paint the prettiest picture about the beginning of the Steve Mason era in Philadelphia.

There has to be more Mason jokes, right? Yup.

And then there’s the reality of the situation, which isn’t as funny (via TSN’s Chris Johnston).

Ouch. Speaking of pain, here’s a deft joke about polarizing winger Raffi Torres joining the San Jose Sharks (via Colorado Avalanche blogger Jibblescribbits):

Much like this year’s deadline, there were definitely some entertainment moments this afternoon.

  1. operwapitsai - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    R.I.P Capitals

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Thats my face when thinking about what Doug Wilson has done to the sharks…
    Raffi Torres is probably thinking the same thing.

  3. crazemastercraze - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Philadelphia Flyers is to goaltenders as Spinal Tap is to drummers

    • raoool - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      but we can turn it up to eleven

  4. pastabelly - Apr 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Luongo might actually be getting more comfortable in his own skin and can relax more as a result. It’s not his fault that his contract is not friendly to the Vancouver Canucks. It’s really their problem and not his. His job is to play. He’s a talented goalie who probably takes too much on himself and that goes for credit and blame and has put too much pressure on himself. That’s hurt him in big games in Boston and Chicago.

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