Brassard learned about trade via text from Marty St. Louis and Zuccarello’s goodbye

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Zuccarello hugs Brassard (Getty)

If you’re looking for my take on the trade, you can read all about that here. This post is focused on the human aspects of the trade. We sometimes forget about the personal side of hockey and the impact it has on a person’s everyday life.

Seriously, it’s not like the guy from Fed-Ex wakes up and gets a call that he’s just been traded to UPS for Bob and a hand-truck.

How Brassard Found Out

“I was a little shocked when it happened, but I’m really happy to be joining the Senators and to be playing at home…There’s pressure everywhere you’re going to play in this league. I’ve played in New York for the last three years and that was a lot of pressure. It means a lot to me to be able to play for my hometown team. My family lives across the water (Ottawa River) and I have a house in Ottawa. I’m excited to join the Senators and I want to be a big part of the team.”Brassard via the Ottawa Citizen
Zuccarello Says Goodbye in the Most Zucc Way Possible
Mats Goodbye to Brass (Instagram)

Mats Goodbye to Brass (Instagram)

Mats Zuccarello is hitting you right in the feels here. If that wasn’t enough one fan put this together.

I will have more on Zibanejad later.


  • this picture says it all they were like two peas in a pod

  • In this day in age, there is no excuse for the NYR to not be the ones to tell Brass he was traded. Especially after hearing this deal was in the works for ahile. You mean to tell me nobody in the front office could sent out a simple text ” hey brass its JG, trying to get a hold of you, call me swap. Oh and turn off ur radio,tv,Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.” For an organization that sells itself as a 1st Class organization they looked 3rd rate after yesterday.

    Brass will def be missed, he was one of the few (Kreider/Step) that showed up and produced in the playoffs. Hate to see him go.

  • That pic Zucc sent out looks like it was taken the moment the trade was announced.

  • he is going home but he will be missed

  • First Zucc loses Hags and now Brass….

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