January 6, 2016 will be remembered for the blockbuster hockey trade that went down shortly after 6pm ET when the Columbus Blue Jackets traded center Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Seth Jones.
The Blue Jackets get a top-level blue liner that they have been lacking while the Predators get a potential number one center to play alongside of James Neal. Of course, pundits and experts have had their takes on the trade rolling in on social media, but what about the fans?
After all, the fans are the ones who spend money on tickets and jerseys. So, we decided to look around the Twitterverse and find some of the best reactions to the deal that we could find regarding the trade. Have a look.
— Tyler Madarasz™ (@tylermadarasz47) January 7, 2016
Nashville needed the offense, had way too much defense, perfect fit. #CBJ will regret that one
— Jimmy Bloomfield (@_JBloomfield) January 7, 2016
— Joshwa G. (@JoshwaG9) January 7, 2016
— 🍕 the pizzaman 🍕 (@wolfebltd) January 7, 2016
@TheHockeyWriter All I have to say is murray-jones savard-werenski for many Years to come!
— david (@david44094782) January 6, 2016
@TheHockeyWriter huge blue line addition for Preds.
— Trevor Block (@trevblock23) January 6, 2016
Who doesn’t love GIF reactions?
As a wrestling fan, this was the best reaction out there.
— Dan (@dnrcrs) January 7, 2016
What do you think about the trade? Who “won” the deal at first glance? Let’s talk about it in the comment section below. Who would’ve guessed that the trade deadline was January 6 this year?
Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.