TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 23:  P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens takes down Byron Froese #56 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on January 23,2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 in an overtime shoot-out. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 17

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome back to Tweets of the Week, where we track the best (and worst) of the hockey world in social media. The anger is bubbling in hockey’s northeast hotbed. So let’s get right to it.


The Bruisers from Beantown suffered a bad loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, and their fans have had enough.

The big and bad that punches linesmen? You mean that big and bad?

Consult your doctor.

Unfortunately, Jonas Gustavsson had to consult a doctor in the middle of the game …



Of course, you could be the Montreal Canadiens, who lost not once, but twice to the Columbus Blue Jackets this week. PK Subban scored an incredible goal, and then took a penalty right after the play. The tweets were as bi-polar as that play:

I guess that means Montreal has arrived as a franchise. Good for them.

Yeah, that’ll work. Trade for a last place team.

Well, there’s always that. But Oakley does have a point. Consider:


Shawn Horcoff

It was more bemusement than outrage when Shawn Horcoff was clipped for PED’s:

The Chamber of Commerce would like to have a word …

Michael Jordan

Crying Michael Jordan made a comeback in the hockey world last week as our friend Roberto Luongo mocked himself hilariously. This week, we had a couple of instances of CMJ used in fine fashion. First, by the Carolina Hurricanes as they had a big 5-0 win over the defending champions on Tuesday:

Second, something that involves a little bit of a setup. Massachusetts native and Lightning forward Brian Boyle is a huge Patriots fan. So on Sunday after his beloved lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship, he expressed displeasure.

Twitter responded as only twitter could:

That should really be a bobblehead.

The Roberto Luongo Tweet of the Week

It’s a tie. First, a little perspective …

And second, a lot of perspective …

And Finally …

For all the Canadiens angst that we featured, we should end with a smile … courtesy of Dale Weise: