By PowerPlayCJ @powerplaywithcj on July 30, 2014
Everyone who is someone is tweeting these days. From LeBron James to the Pope, Twitter is where it’s at. The NHL is no exception as there are plenty of players who are well worth hitting the follow button for.
The Wild forward doesn’t tweet much, but truly enjoys interacting with his fans and followers. Friends, teammates, and opposing players agree that the young forward from Weymouth, MA is one of the nicest people in the NHL, and it shows on social media.
Few players epitomize self-deprecating humor like the forward who was once injured eating pancakes. Penner also loves to reach out via Twitter: when he was traded to Capitals, he tweeted D.C. resident/leader of the free world Barack Obama asking to be put up in the White House until he found a place of his own. For what it’s worth, the President stiffed Penner.
Being married to Carrie Underwood surely aids in his Twitter game, and he isn’t afraid to use the site to voice his opinion. Fisher recently came under fire for tweeting his stance on a controversial political topic and held strong to his beliefs. That type of passion is respectable regardless of your thoughts on the matter.
The former Flyer will be taking his Twitter talents to Columbus this fall and continue his legacy of great social media work. Given his knack for falling on the ice, Hartnell has the hashtag #HartnellDown for every time he hits the deck, which results in a donation to charity.
When he’s not tweeting about his beloved Toronto Blue Jays, Couture is calling out haters and showing his love for a few less-than-politically-correct blogs and sites. This type of reading shows that hockey players are just like us -- they just have more Twitter followers.
He may not be as prolific on Twitter as he is on the ice, but that hasn’t stopped Duchene from forming a “Bromance” straight out of the Odd Couple Hall of Fame. Duchene and country music star Jake Owen have linked up via Twitter and become close friends. No word yet if the Avs’ success last season will be on a future Owen album.
The Oilers captain is really passionate about charity work and uses social media to promote various charities in Edmonton and in Boston, where he once played for the Bruins. The tenacious exterior hides a soft, gentle interior that is apparent to those who follow him.
The tough guy has thoughts on everything and doesn’t care what anyone else has to say. The intensity on Twitter matches what he brings every night on the ice for the Preds; you never know what he’ll say next, and that alone makes him worth a follow. As Clune loves to say, #RichPlease.
Biz set the standard for all NHL players on Twitter with his raw humor and amazing ability to reply to an insult creatively. The free agent forward has a career in internet moguling if he can’t find a deal on the market.
Luongo is officially unofficial as his account lacks everything but the blue checkmark, but everyone around the league knows it’s Luongo hitting send on some of the funniest tweets out there. From the soap opera that was Vancouver to his ability to let up soft goals, to his return to Florida, no one makes themselves the butt of their own jokes better.
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