A day may have passed, but the buzz hasn't subsided.
The hockey world is still coming to grips with the trades that shook four franchises to their foundations on Wednesday. The deal that saw the Montreal Canadiens send P.K Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber is being hailed as the worst in franchise history. The reactions in Edmonton to the trade that sent Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson are only slightly less hyperbolic.
Fortunately, some fans were capable of maintaining their sense of humor in the face of grave disappointment, while others respectfully restrained their urge to celebrate.
Here are some of our favorite reactions from social media.
P.K. Subban for Shea Weber
Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson
You can bet that fans in Montreal are circling March 2 on their 2017 calendars, as that's the night Subban will return wearing a Predators sweater. Likewise, Taylor Hall visits Edmonton as a Devil for the first time on January 12.