Thornton on Winnik and Galiardi: "I think they were holding hands when they came in this morning" #SJSharks— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) February 28, 2012
Joe is already slashing them.
Galiardi said Winnik found out first about trade, and Galiardi told him "take me with you." Minutes later, he found out too.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) February 28, 2012
Unknown whether this was about wanting to follow Winnik or wanting to get the fuck out of Colorado. :P
And of course their lockers are next to each other.
Mayors Manor had a couple of articles on reaction to JMFJ's trade:
Friday, February 24, 2012
Matt Greene on his call with Jack Johnson last night
Obviously, the topic de jour around the Kings locker room following practice today was the trade of Jack Johnson to Columbus. In an effort to push out as much of the content as possible, we'll streamline the 'story' we wrap around things and try to simply post more of the raw comments.
In speaking with Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Mike Richards, Willie Mitchell, etc. it seems that only Matt Greene actually spoke with Johnson last night (the others exchanged several text messages with him). Here's Greene with some insight into what went down...
On the trade - "You have to give something to get something. We need scoring. Jack is an awesome d-man and sometimes that's what you have to give up to get what you need. And that's what we needed, scoring."
On yesterday - "I talked to him pretty early on. He actually let me know the deal was done...I said it was just too bad he was getting out of here. I liked playing with him. He's a good guy, great player. It will help them out a lot. He'll get a chance to play a little bit more too. He's going to be a guy to eat up a lot of minutes for a long time for those guys. So, it helps them out. Plus, we get a guy coming back who's going to help us out too."
On Johnson's mood last night - "It's tough, it's a weird feeling when you get the call that you've been traded. I've been through it one time and I think you're still in shock and awe (when it happens)...so, speaking from experience, I think he was in shock last night."
Is that maybe why he reached out to you, for some advice or insight on your experience? - "Yeah, that and we were roomies on the road for the last four years. We've been in each other's lives everyday for the last four years...he's a friend as much as (he was a) teammate."
Plenty more to come. In the meantime, please check the related links below to see if you've missed any of the coverage over the last few days.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Doughty on the Kings trading Jack Johnson to Columbus
Last hour we brought you Matt Greene's comments on the big Kings news item of the day. Meanwhile, fellow defenseman Drew Doughty has yet to speak with Jack Johnson, opting not to bother him during what's surely a busy time after being traded - "I just sent him a quick text yesterday and told him we were going to miss him and good luck."
Doughty went on to share several other thoughts on the deal and the particulars involved...
On the roster change - "Overall, I think the deal is going to help our team...when Jack signed his contract last year, he and I thought we'd be here together for a long while. So it was kind of a shock to see him go...we're going to miss JJ, for sure. Ever since I've been on this team, (he's been here as well). He's a good friend of mine, he's a really good player too. We're sad to see him go. But, we have to move on because it's part of the business and Carts is going to make us a better team."
On the mood of late, was change in the air - "Yeah, we all kinda thought something was going to happen. We didn't know who or what or anything like that. But, we definitely knew that something was going to happen. You never want to see anybody go, but it's part of business."
On the need for a shake-up - "I don't know. I think it's on us. I don't think we necessarily needed a shake-up to get things going. I think every singe one of us needs to look in the mirror and give every inch, give everything we've got. We're going to do that. We're really frustrated with how we're playing right now. Not being in a playoff spot is tough, especially with the guys we have on this team."
More later. Links to related articles can be found below.
Sweet of Donuts to say he's a good friend and that they both thought they'd be playing together for a long time (implying they'd actually talked to each other about it).