The Edmonton Oilers have traded fan favourite Ethan Bear. Here’s some of what was said on Twitter:
Youtuber Caroline Szwed @caroline_szwed
Literally cannot believe Edmonton just traded Ethan Bear 🤯🤯🤯
Edmonton Journal and Sun columnist Terry Jones @byterryjones
Lot of fans aren’t going to be happy with Ethan Bear trade. One thing I keep repeating. At the end of the day will the Oilers be a better team, a team that can go for it now that Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl Window is wide open. So wait it out a few more hours.
City News reporter Courtney Theriault @cspotweet
Tough to say goodbye to such a solid young d-man – and a solid young man.
Edmonton clearly was quite fond of Ethan Bear.
🍺Lit oilersfan™ @OilerArmchairGM
I don’t like this return at first glance, but i really think people are overvaluing Ethan Bear. Time will tell. This is coming from a Bear fan
The Athletic writer Dom Luszczyszyn @domluszczyszyn
Going to go against the grain here… and say this deal looks pretty fair
I don’t think Bear is *that* good and Foegele is a pretty useful piece for Edmonton’s forward depth. Similar upside for both players based on comps.
Oilers fan Tes B @tg_bennett
Caniacs, you are getting a gem of a guy in Ethan Bear. Please take care of him.
You need to know that there was likely never any deal that would make me okay with losing Ethan Bear.
Oilers fan Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal
Hearing a lot of mention comparing Ethan Bear to Jeff Petry. I’m not one of them. Bear is no Petry.
Bouchard needs to play and has a higher ceiling.
Oiler fans did NOT rum Ethan Bear oit of town. This was a hockey trade. I wish Ethan the very best in Carolina! Also, welcome to Edmonton Warren Foegele!
Trevor Archibald @Pudge_19
Relax Oilers Twitter. It’s not like they traded Gene Principe for Cassie Campbell
Good morning to everyone except the idiots behind the ethan bear trade
Nathan | Sad Oilers Fan @NBordzy
Trading Ethan Bear for Warren Foegele to sign Cody Ceci is worse than trading Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson to sign Milan Lucic.
Of course, it was the Edmonton Oilers who outdid their stupidity.
Oilers fan Robert Burgess @Burgess4teen
Bear is highly overrated, I liked him but he struggled last year in both the playoffs and regular season. If we want to win we need change. The return is decent and clears cap space for another move.
Hockey fan Cam Lewis @cooom
Ethan Bear absolutely rocks. I hope he has a long, excellent NHL career and it’s unfortunate that it won’t be in Edmonton
Oilers fan Sid @NHL_Sid
I’d like to thank Ethan Bear for his stay in Edmonton, he was probably my favorite Oiler, I will always die on the hill that he was a very good top 4 defenceman, and I wish him nothing but the best on Carolina. I hope he wins a cup there.
The Athletic writer Jonathan Willis @JonathanWillis
Look guys, I don’t think you get to do the “Ethan Bear is too small” tweets the same day the Oilers re-sign Tyson Barrie.
Oilers fans Offseason Jason Adams @AdamsOnHockey
Warren Foegele is a perfectly adequate player that produces well at even strength. He’ll help the third line a lot.
Losing Bear in order to add Barrie and Ceci is a swift kick in the d*ck, though, man. It didn’t need to go this way.
a 2nd round pick
a 3rd round pick
38 year old Duncan Keith
a 6th round pick
“The Oilers know what they’re doing on defence, source, trust me”
That Ethan Bear news really hit me hard man. I’m sick to my stomach…
Boston Bruins podcaster Ian McLaren @iancmclaren
Ethan Bear deserves better than playing for a team that’s willingly adding Tony DeAngelo.
Edmonton political reporter Catherine Griwkowsky @CGriwkowsky
Ethan Bear being traded has ruined my day.
McOilers 🍁 @McOilers
It’s tough to see Ethan Bear go to Carolina. I wish him well and hope he has a long and prosperous career in the NHL.
Would you trade Adam Larsson and Ethan Bear for Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci? I wouldn’t. At the same time, Larsson was free to leave and Oilers GM Ken Holland is trying to make the best of that bad situation.
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