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

[su_quote cite=”Brassard via the Ottawa Citizen” url=””]“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.”[/su_quote]

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.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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