News of Trevor Linden leaving the Vancouver Canucks caught the attention of everyone in the hockey world.
The most beloved player in franchise history in the eyes of fans, there aren’t many people that are more popular in the City of Vancouver. That’s saying something, too, because many fans are upset about the team’s direction since Linden took charge as President of Hockey Operations four years ago.
This tweet, sent out by the Canucks’ account at 4:46 pm on Wednesday had no shortage of replies:
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 25, 2018
The most eye-raising response came from Brandon Prust, who played with the Canucks during the 2015-16 season. By the looks of it, he’s not a big fan of Linden or GM Jim Benning.
Only 1 more step to go…
— Brandon Prust (@BrandonPrust8) July 26, 2018
Ruthless stuff from Prust, who played a relatively uninspiring 35 games for the Canucks, scoring one goal and six assists before being sent to the AHL.
Seems Prust is still a bit bitter about the way his time ended in Vancouver, because that was the last he saw of the NHL. He was unsuccessful in his attempt to make the Toronto Maple Leafs the following season and wound up playing one year in Germany before retiring.
And while many Canucks fans were happy that Linden stepped away from his role in management, they weren’t about to let Brandon freaking Prust, of all people, kick dirt at a Canucks legend as he walked out the door.
The replies were straight fire…
Truth!! I mean what kind of management would trade for Brandon Prust?!!
— Tyson C (@magicmawlz) July 26, 2018
— Homie El Guacamole (@Nabatron) July 26, 2018
Wow what did he do to you
— Jordan Moss (@jmoss16) July 26, 2018
Not his fault you can’t skate buddy
— garrison comber (@GarrisonComber) July 26, 2018
Hockey housewives was the pinnacle of his career…and even there his wife carried him
— MandipK (@thebrocksh0w) July 26, 2018
from a guy who spent more time at Pierres and the Roxy than in the locker room and on the ice. at least your wife is famous or wait….
— Rylie Ableman (@thelifeof_Rylie) July 26, 2018
At least Trevor could play hockey.
— Thomas Gautreau (@TomGautreau) July 26, 2018
Go pout in the locker room again
— Jake (@JakeCanuck) July 26, 2018
You did absolutely nothing in Van , what did you expect from Jimbo ? Hands were tied and you were holding the rope . How’s Germany or Latvia or wherever ?
— Vett (@RVetts) July 26, 2018
I was a fan of yours before until now but if you want to trash TL you won’t gain many fans in Van
— Cody Murchison (@CMurch13) July 26, 2018
What are talking about man u did Nothing here you were a Bust
— Suleiman Damji (@SuleimanDamji) July 26, 2018
— Kevin Tait (@Ktait17) July 26, 2018
Imagine if you were actually good at hockey…Then you wouldn't have to live off your wifes paychecks anymore.
— #ThankYouSedins (@xBraedenn) July 26, 2018
You hugged your way out of the nhl sooooooooooooooooooo
— Buy Out Beagle (@scarbacon) July 26, 2018