Toronto ON — Panting heavily, a horrified Bob McKenzie jolted awake after dreaming an NHL trade came through while he was sleeping. The eve of trade deadline day always has him on edge but this particular dream just seemed so real. When he woke up he pinched himself and was ecstatic when he realized it was all a nightmare.
In the dream, Alex Ovechkin was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a third rounder and all the other networks were announcing the trade. Bob tried to get up so that he could get to the TSN studio but he was stuck in bed. He kept screaming that there has been a blockbuster trade but nobody could hear him. The harder he tried to wake up the more stuck he became. He could hear James Duthie calling his name to hurry up and get here but it wasn’t meant to be. The dream ended with Kelly Hrudey of Sportsnet constantly repeating “what a trade!”
Finally the rapid heartbeat and dripping sweat awoke him from the nightmare. It was possibly the worst dream he has had since he dreamt Sportsnet won the rights to all NHL games but alas it was over. He only got an hour of sleep but this is trade deadline day and there is no sleep on trade deadline day when you have an entire country depending on you.
Although Bob is semi-retired, it’s these types of days that brings him back to the glory days and he is not going to let one little dream ruin it.