With the upcoming NHL trading deadline, a light-hearted joke is sometimes appropriate.
After a 4-1 win over the Jets in Winnipeg on Tuesday, the Chris Kreider-Mika Zibenajed-Pavel Buchnevich line was laughed at in front of the camera as they headed for the locker room.
Buchnevich must have seen that he is number 12 on TSN's "Trade Bait" list, which means that his Linemate Kreider is at the top of the tunnel. He immediately pointed to himself and declared himself "number 12" "before turning and pointing to Kreider and saying" number one ".
Kreider, who speaks five different languages, smiled and asked Book to shut up in Russian, according to The Athletic, while Zibanejad giggled too.
It was a fun moment with a slightly sad undertone, considering that Buchnevich, Kreider and Zibanejad have been teammates in New York for four years. It is not yet clear what the Rangers are up to in the next 12 days, but it will be difficult to forget the KZB line if they are separated by a trade.