It’s been a silly, ridiculous day, as the NHL trade deadline always is, and it felt very good to sit down at the end of it to enjoy some hockey.
The Ottawa Senators entered this game with a different lineup on defense than the one we’ve gotten used to. Gone were Gudbranson, Reilly and Coburn. In their place, Mete, and a few young guys who had been in and out of the lineup for a while. After the absolute hell that has been the last three trade deadlines in Ottawa, it felt good to really enjoy the event for once.