We'll have a more complete write-up breaking down the trade a little bit later in the day, but for now, we want our Copper & Blue readers to be able to share in the joy that is twitter and the instant reaction to giving away a pending UFA in exchange for a bad player on a four year deal that overpays them by about 100%...
Not really sure what more to say. pic.twitter.com/kYMzKVVVsH— Eric T. (@BSH_EricT) January 15, 2014
Holy hannah.— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) January 15, 2014
Good grief.— Ryan Batty (@ryan_batty) January 15, 2014
Hah. Nashville just bought as low as possible on a decent goaltender and gave up Matt Damn Hendricks. So Edmonton.— Travis Yost (@TravisHeHateMe) January 15, 2014
Hendricks has three years left with a $1.85M cap hit. Gross deal.— Ryan Batty (@ryan_batty) January 15, 2014
And he's 32? What was Poile's selling point? "Did you like the Eric Belanger contract?"— mc79hockey (@mc79hockey) January 15, 2014
While they got a roster player for a goalie who is a pending UFA, this deal still sucks. A 4th liner on a 4 YR DEAL WORTH $1.85M/YR. #Awful— Alan Hull (@alanhull) January 15, 2014
Tweets from 2009-present RT @AndrewBerkshire: Edmonton, what the hell are you thinking?— Corey Sznajder (@ShutdownLine) January 15, 2014
Buyer beware in free agency: It didn't take the #preds long to sour on the $7.4M, four-year deal they gave Matt Hendricks last summer.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 15, 2014
Whoa whoa whoa AND the Oilers are picking up half of Dubnyk’s salary?— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) January 15, 2014
I'm guessing this is just the beginning for Edmonton. For Edmonton's sake, I'm hoping.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) January 15, 2014
Don't think the Oilers are done here...— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) January 15, 2014
Let's hope so...