The Tyler Toffoli news hit fans hard. Much like an earthquake, it rocked fans and the aftershocks of information slowly dripping out continued that unstable feeling. Confused and slightly disoriented, fans have taken to Twitter to express their sorrow and disappointment at the trade. It may be a business, but it’s definitely one of the more difficult aspects of sports.
Here are some quick reactions from fans:
can't believe i gotta watch canucks games now— Sarah A. (@WriteSaidSarah) February 18, 2020
I know it's a business, but why does it have to hurt so much??— Robyn (fos ️) ️ (@robyn_jftc) February 18, 2020
At least he'll be reunited with his buddy Tanner. I'm not crying— Jewels from the Crown (@JFTC_Kings) February 18, 2020
We'll have an article about the trade going up in a bit but in the meantime, send us your favorite Toffoli gifs/pix/vids— Jewels from the Crown (@JFTC_Kings) February 18, 2020
my buddy and I meeting him at a meet n greet at the local hockey store pic.twitter.com/lgrPoAnmB2— good guy T (@taylor_hickman) February 18, 2020
Back when I met him at 14. He was so sweet. I didn’t know what to say. I’m gonna miss him so much... and yes that’s Pearson photobombing in the back. At least they’re back together. But I’m still so sad. pic.twitter.com/CZXDk22UJw— Grace V the Hockey Queen (@HockeyAceGrace) February 18, 2020
Here’s me freaking at the stadium series game. Goal number pic.twitter.com/YKzlM1cM12— Erick Orellana (@_ErickOrellana) February 18, 2020
It was the best of times... pic.twitter.com/Hu4AkrTwCu— Billy Puck Follower (@puckfollower) February 18, 2020
Mascot Bailey chimed in as well:
LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen tweeted this sweet sentiment:
Tyler attended the '13 White House visit but watched with us from the gallery. Two years later he was on stage. Best part of this is watching young men grow, mature, become champions, husbands, etc. Has never not been a pleasure working with Ty from his days as an eager prospect.— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) February 18, 2020
Voice of the Kings Dave Joseph said this:
Our pals Thx Bud cannot yet bring themselves to the inevitable change:
I’m not ready for the cursed image of Tyler Toffoli in a Canucks jersey.— THX BUD (@thxbud) February 18, 2020
Although I think Gustl summed up our feelings pretty accurately:
Noooooooo!!— Gustl Kopitar (@GustlTweets) February 18, 2020
I thought I was prepared, but turns out... I wasn't. https://t.co/ibcUdNqAlE
And bonus: because he is awesome, Eric (@Kingsgifs on Twitter) made a thread of some memorable moments and interviews from Toffoli’s career.
But at least one person is happy?
Very happy with the Tyler Toffoli @tytoff16 deal. Great addition to our group.— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) February 18, 2020
Yes, yes that is Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini tweeting.
What’s your favorite memory of this sweet, young Cupcake? Was it his angel picture with former Kings winger Tanner Pearson? How about his unbelievable buzzer beater in Boston? Maybe it was setting up the Stanley Cup clinching goal in Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Whatever it is, comment with your thoughts on the trade below!