This should be a quick reminder that trade deadlines in sports — and just the life of an athlete in general — has an effect on more than just the person on the field, court or, in this case, ice. Veteran Edmonton Oilers defenseman Eric Gryba posted this tweet of increasingly desperate and angry texts
The NHL trade deadline is a stressful time for all involved, but nobody bears the brunt of it more than a player’s family.
The St. Louis Blues will enter the post-Kevin Shattenkirk era when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Blues received a first-round pick in 2017 and a conditional second-round pick along with forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone for the offensively gifted defenseman and goalie Pheonix