This week the Pittsburgh Penguins traded forward Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defender Michael Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour. Hornqvist said he was “blindsided” by the deal. “It’s a tough situation for me and my family when you get blindsided a little bit,” Hornqvist told the media on Friday. “When you know you have a no-trade, you don’t think this kind of question is going to come up.”
Hornqvist had to waive his no-trade clause to agree to the deal.
In completely unrelated news (no, I’m serious, this really is not related) one intrepid citizen journalist shared a photo of Hornqvist’s driveway, reporting that “someone tossed [Hornqvist’s Penguins] gear out,” suggesting a public statement of rage from a scorned hockey boy.
Patrick Hornqvist driveway this afternoon
Coworker lives in his neighborhood
Looks like someone tossed the gear out pic.twitter.com/XeSU55Rn6C
— Charles Tommarello (@grunge777) September 26, 2020
Another possible explanation: his gear smelled like ass that died a month ago.