from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
NHL Players know the pain of seeing players traded off their roster. It comes with the job. But the jolt of finding out popular Tyler Bertuzzi was dealt included a different twist of the knife for the Detroit Red Wings.
“I think the guys were taken by surprise, just the way it shook down,” coach Derek Lalonde said. “You can never predict the trade deadline. The fact it happened when everyone was in the room today, guys were emotional.”
Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin fought back tears earlier in the day when he talked about Bertuzzi’s trade to the Boston Bruins.
That’s why Lalonde seemed thankful the Red Wings managed to earn a point in falling 5-4 in overtime to the Seattle Kraken Thursday Night. The Red Wings rallied from a 3-1 deficit just to force the overtime. They lost on an OT power play goal by Oliver Bjorkstand. They could have just as easily won in overtime.
“I guess all in all, probably a pretty good point, considering the emotions of today,” Lalonde said.
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