NHL deadline day is a stressful time for players as some wait on the edge all day to see if their phone will ring.
Capitals forward TJ Oshie is not on the trade block, but that doesn’t mean his eyes didn’t fill with doom when he received an important phone call after the Caps morning skate.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 26, 2018
The moment was captured on the Capitals’ Rinkside Update during an interview with Mike Vogel.
“It is in the back of your mind,” Oshie said a second before his phone rang.
Suddenly, Oshie’s eyes filled were filled with an existential dread.
Oshie grabbed his phone and once he saw who called, a weight was lifted off his shoulders.
“It’s the kids, it’s the kids!” Oshie exclaimed around the locker room. “That was a close one.”
You can just feel the relief.
Aside from the panic-filled moment, Oshie did explain that hockey is a business and you always have to be prepared.
“For us, it’s more so entertaining seeing what moves people make and how other teams shape up. As far as ours go, I’m pretty happy with what we’ve got here.”
RMNB has all your real-time trade deadline news in our open thread.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.