What they’re saying about the 2013 trade deadline


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.

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.