the last time the red wings beat the lightning in tampa was february 17th, 2011. the final score was 6-2 with the final red wings goal being scored by…… darren helm into an empty net. that is 3699 days between helm empty-netters for detroit… #LGRW #GoBolts #DETvsTBL
— everett (@borntodanhard) April 4, 2021
The best comparison I’ve heard for being a freshly traded player is that it’s like being at someone else’s house, even when they tell you you’ve got full run of the place. You don’t wear your shoes in the house, you don’t put your feet up and you just generally try to err on the side of being polite and cautious. That’s what it’s like in a new dressing room because every team has their own little rituals and customs, and you don’t want to start on anyone’s bad side. Comfortable as you may be, it’s not the same as it being yours.
Nothing really surprising as being new to a team situation isn’t exactly a unique thing to NHLers, but it’s always nice to remember there’s a whole lot of human feelings that come into these kinds of things that aren’t well-accounted for when we’re making surface-level EA style player trades online.