The hockey world expected some action on Thursday once the trade freeze was lifted and some teams delivered.
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After weeks of rumours, Jordan Eberle was finally traded. The 27-year-old is off to Long Island while Ryan Strome (23-years-old) comes back the other way.
The move could be a nice change of scenery for both players, and for Eberle, he'll be reunited with John Tavares which should be exciting for fans to watch.
After the trade was made, fans took to Twitter to share their feelings about the deal.
Eberle, btw, also getting married July 22nd. #twonewbosses— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) June 22, 2017
Right and a great opportunity for Jordan Eberle to hit the restart button as well. Good deal for both. https://t.co/lbKHZWUHDx— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 22, 2017
Eberle:"I'm super excited to be a part of the Islanders organization. Also grateful for the chance the Oilers gave me coming into the NHL."— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) June 22, 2017
The Tavares-Eberle World Juniors reunion is a reality.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 22, 2017
Eberle's 51-point season, considered a massive disappointment, would have been a career-best for Strome. https://t.co/XP4KNJUY4O— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) June 22, 2017
Peter Chiarellis last 3 trades with Garth Snow:— Christian Pagnani (@chrispagnani) June 22, 2017
Johnny Boychuk for 2 2nds
Griffin Reinhart for a 1st and 2nd
Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome
The Oilers are trading a first line winger for... reasons? I for one am very excited about Tavares + Eberle pic.twitter.com/qxK8JN3VXL— dom 🤔 (@domluszczyszyn) June 22, 2017
Chiarelli: "We want Strome"— Dany🌼 (@Based_Otter) June 22, 2017
Snow: "Lol okay give us Eberle"
Chiarelli: "OK deal"
Snow: "Guys stop laughing he's serious"
Peter Chiarelli has now traded Tyler Seguin, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle for a whole lot of nothing.— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) June 22, 2017
Strome for Eberle is a very fair deal. Eberle and Tavares have a history of success/chemistry internationally.— Daniel Friedman (@DanJFriedman) June 22, 2017
Eberle for Strome?! pic.twitter.com/Qo20MJa5nI— Marshall Haim (@mhaim1934) June 22, 2017
Eberle and Tavares together is going to be so sick. The islanders just got better— Josh Burger (@josh_burger10) June 22, 2017
So that Eberle trade... pic.twitter.com/uRKJVfRfbD— Brian O'Neill (@Bri_ONeill88) June 22, 2017
Hoping this Eberle trade helps the Islanders lock up Tavares long-term— Dan Fuhst (@dfuhst) June 22, 2017
Strome for Eberle... Feel like both teams kinda went sideways here, with the slight advantage to NYI. Tavares & Eberle should be interesting— Michael Revell (@MichaelRevell9) June 22, 2017
"Eberle sucks!" Eberle is traded. "How come Chiarelli couldn't get more for a player who sucks??" Chiarelli did very well with this trade. https://t.co/WuFcgQAxW1— Dave Campbell (@Dave_CHED) June 22, 2017
Imagine Tavares Lee Duchene Eberle Ladd Leddy Oh my and it may actually happen— Lets Go Islanders (@PartyattheBarn5) June 22, 2017
Would have much preferred Eberle for a defenceman. We'll see how this plays out, Strome hopefully finds some chemistry with Connor. #Oilers— Sully Larson (@SullivanJLarson) June 22, 2017
Another good trade by Chiarelli. No room or time for $6million Jordan Eberle. Excited about the potential of Strome plus the huge $ savings— Ken Donnelly (@kenbrick19) June 22, 2017
Hall, Eberle, Barzal and Mitchell Stephens for Griffin Reinhart, Strome, and Larsson 😭😭😭— Brett Sutyla (@brettsutyla) June 22, 2017
Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome? Are the Oilers serious? 😂— alberto (@Ieafss) June 22, 2017
Also, it's so hard to get 30 goal scorers, it amazes me how Gm's trade them for 50 cents on the dollar. Watch Eberle and Tavares tear it up😎— NickCaldareri (@NickCaldareri) June 22, 2017
Another terrible trade by Charelli. Eberle had 51 points last year which is career high for strome Cap related doesnt make it a good trade😅— NickCaldareri (@NickCaldareri) June 22, 2017
Everyone thought the Hall trade was the worst thing EDM could have done & it turned out great.— Megan Tkachyk (@megantkachyk) June 22, 2017
Feeling optimistic about the Eberle trade
Hard to believe that the (Oilers/Islanders) traded (Eberle/Strome). What a steal by the (Oilers/Islanders).— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) June 22, 2017
Again, I am right in my analysis
Nice landing spot for Eberle. He didn't score from places he's historically scored from last year. https://t.co/uS0sv6OJhi— dellowhockey (@dellowhockey) June 22, 2017
Another L for Peter Chiarelli, and Jordan Eberle is a New York Islander. pic.twitter.com/l62qYHmlla— Colin Cudmore (@CudmoreColin) June 22, 2017
it helps financially but hurts my heart— Kyle (@kfv881) June 22, 2017