From players to analysts and agents…all are providing great insight to the NHL and hockey on twitter

1. Darren Dreger- The TSN NHL analyst and hockey insider truly does have connections and is often breaking trade info before anyone else

2. Greg Wyshynski – Greg is the editor of popular hockey blog Puck Daddy. This really is the best hockey blog out there. They are hardcore hockey fans who rip NBC for their terrible telecasts and provide smart, informative snap shots of each team on a regular basis.

3. Allan Walsh- NHL Player agent whose clients include Martin Havlat, Marc Andre Fleury and Patrick Elias. Posts great behind the scenes pics of his clients…check out pics with MA Fluery during the Stanley cup victory! Would be higher on the list but his client promotions do get tiresome i.e. I don’t really care if Patrick Elias was +2 with 7mins of ice time tonight.

4. David Perron- A client of Alan Walsh, Perron has provides great insight to the life of a NHL player. Maybe not as fun as Shaqs tweets but in an under served NHL market he is leading the way for players.

5. Martin Havlat- Another one of Alan Walshs clients. Marty made the list simply for his tweets during the Hawks playoff run and his tweets about the Hawks firing their General Manager. Marty would be #1 to follow except he has been absent from twitter lately(didn’t even comment about their gear catching fire in Ottawa). Here’s hoping @Awalsh gets him back on track!

6. DonCherry: No he is not actually on Twitter…but wow imagine if he was…the tweets would be priceless and he would no doubt have the most followers of anyone involved with the NHL

7. Mathew Barnaby- Gives great light hearted commentary on being a TV hockey analyst for TSN, generally consists of him ripping on fellow analysts.

8. Glen Gower Glen is Director of Game Entertainment for the Ottawa Senators. His tweets are fun and reveal what the operations side of an NHL game is like

9. Cory Cowick- Cory plays for the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. Always has great tweets about his games and practices. Hopefully Cory is setting the trend for future pro hockey players on twitter.

10. Aaron Voros- Although brand new to Twitter…we expect good things from @Voros34…

After looking at this list I realize two things…their needs to be more NHL players on twitter and most importantly their needs to be some star power on it. Ovechkin was on Twitter and quickly had over 24,000 followers but he stopped about a year ago. Martin Havlat was another star with over 14,000 followers but it appears he to is MIA. Hopefully Mike DiLorenzo ( NHL Director of Social Media can encourage the PA and more teams/agents to get their players on Twitter to help grow the game…

If we missed someone in the hockey world that is a must follow make sure to tell us!

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5 Responses to “Top Ten People Hockey Fans Should Follow on Twitter and Why”

  1. Michael DiLorenzo 19. Jan, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Working on it!

  2. JB 19. Jan, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Two of your entries (3 & 5) are the same person. Sorry to ruin the illusion.

  3. Trevor 19. Jan, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    A couple of other ones,

    @TSNBobMcKenzie – TSN’s Bob McKenzie has got to be the most respected name in hockey media and his tweets are just as useful as Dreger’s are. He also has more of a personality than Dreger, I find, which is good to have on Twitter.

    @nateewell Washington Caps PR guy. Isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty defending the honor of the team he works for, but I mean that in as good a way as possible. Mostly fluff stuff, but he also has a passion for college hockey and will respond to other Tweeps, rather than simply using his account as a soapbox

    @JeffMarek One of a few CBC people affiliated with Hockey Night In Canada who are on Twitter. Nothing substantial generally, but he’s pretty active and does have the odd tidbit from time to time.

    @FriedmanHNIC Another HNIC Tweep. Friedman sometimes has news, but is generally not that active on it.

    …then there’s me. Actually, no. You probably should not follow me. :P (@nettrashcan)

    Thought no Bob McKenzie was a pretty glaring omission, but good list overall! :)

  4. seand 19. Jan, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Great post – thanks for the info!

  5. admin 21. Jan, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks for the note Trevor

    Obviously there were going to be some people missed…like McKenzie.

    I’m surprised and impressed nobody suggested Eklund.

    Otherwise I will Definitely check out @nateewell