I knew the news I had seen scroll across my Twitter feed would be devastating & that it would crush Woody & Wilcox's hearts.
Their man crush, Jon Matsumoto, from the Charlotte Checkers had been traded to the Florida Panthers in a deal between the Carolina Hurricanes and Panthers.
I fowarded the info to them and Wilcox replied back with "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"
Not an email I want to see on a Thursday morning of course.
Here's the deal for the trade that happened last night: The Canes aquired Evgenii Dadonov & AJ Jenks from Florida for Jon Matsumoto & Mattias Lindstron.
A little info on Dadonov: 22 yrs old, 5th season of pro hockey, played in 15 NHL games & 20 games with the AHL this season, drafted by the Panthers in the 3rd round in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
A little info on Jenks: 21 yrs old, in his 2nd pro season - splitting the year between the NHL, AHL, & ECHL, selected in the 4th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
I will miss seeing Matsumoto on the ice for the Charlotte Checkers. He was a player to watch, but I also look forward to watching the new boys. Good luck to Matsumoto and good look to Dadonov and Jenks.
Woody & Wilcox, sorry I had to be the bearer of bad news.