The day Columbus Blue Jackets fans having been waiting for since the end of the season is here: they traded R.J. Umberger. The Jackets announced today that Umberger will be going to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Scott Hartnell and a pick in the 2015 NHL entry draft. The trade has been met with mixed emotions from fans, as Umberger, a former OSU hockey player, was seen as a hometown boy and loved by many fans. Others, however, thought Umberger’s $4.6 million salary could be better spent on a more productive player. With that, here are the fan reactions we received on twitter:
Sometimes, there’s only one word:
— BlueJackets Fans (@ForJacketsFans) June 23, 2014
— lindsay (@zinzwCBJ) June 23, 2014
@UnionandBlue was bummed at first – than realized Hartnell is a better player and maybe could fit with Horty?
— Fletcher Keel (@FletchTopper) June 23, 2014
— Dennis Kelley II (@Dennis_KelleyII) June 23, 2014
@UnionandBlue Hart Attack…
— Kyle Levier (@OneManArmy_10) June 23, 2014
Gotta love the baby meme:
— Dubinsky's Devotees (@DubisDevotees) June 23, 2014
— Erin Jones (@SoundnFury81) June 23, 2014
And cat meme:
— Devin Davis (@stickygoose) June 23, 2014
Thanks to everyone who sent us your reactions, and if you have something to add leave us a comment!