Twitter erupted on Thursday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Nathan Horton.
Toronto had signed Clarkson to a seven-year contract worth $36.75-million in 2013, although he struggled to find consistency with the Maple Leafs.
Fans were relieved to get rid of Clarkson and his contract, which only produced 26 points in 118 games.
I burnt my dinner after the Clarkson trade was announced. I stood there staring at my phone until my dog barked at the fire on the stove…
— Ryan (@LeafsandBolts) February 27, 2015
There should be a ten minute standing ovation at the next home game for moving Clarkson.
— Chemmy (@felixpotvin) February 26, 2015
Leafs traded David Clarkson???? That's like winning the Stanley Cup for us Leaf fans. Lol
— Dave Stewart (@DveStewart) February 26, 2015
leaf fans last year: OMG OMG WE SIGNED CLARKSON YES!!! leaf fans this year: OMG OMG WE GOT RID OF CLARKSON YES!!!
— Justino (@justynoUT) February 26, 2015
Clarkson deserves the fate of living in Ohio
— Tyler Kelley (@tykelley_) February 26, 2015
Well, the last Horton the Leafs had worked out okay.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) February 27, 2015
Seriously I'm in shock right now. I really didn't think trading Clarkson was possible
— Darcy Armstrong (@DArm91) February 26, 2015
Just got home and need to catch up on all the news, but how in the world did the NHL approve the Clarkson/Horton trade?
— Colin (@greencleric) February 27, 2015
The Leafs traded Clarkson? He was a terrible fit in T.O. Trade Kessel and Phaenuf next and you may have something to build off of
— Dave Bedford (@_DaveBedford) February 27, 2015