Welcome welcome. It’s time once again for Puck Drunk Love’s Hockey Tweets of the Week. Social media is burning, kids. And we’re here to put the flame out. We’ll start out with an old favorite:
The Roberto Luongo Tweet of the Week
— Strombone (@strombone1) February 21, 2016
Strombone1 celebrated Jaromir Jagr’s latest milestone at the beginning of the week: His 742nd goal which passed Brett Hull for third on the all time goal scoring list. You know, Jaromir is going to have to start thinking about life after hockey. I know he wants to play until he’s fifty. But at some point, he’ll need a new career.
"I think when he retires he can be president of the Czech Republic if he wants." – Voracek re: Jagr. How can we make this happen?
— Jay Onrait (@JayOnrait) February 21, 2016
That’s a great idea. And forget the Czech Republic, he could run in our election in the States and probably win. I know we have those pesky rules about having to be born here. But we could put those aside just this one time, right?
Emotions Run High … Sort Of
Reaction to Michal Rozsival’s game misconduct in the Stadium Series game was swift and severe.
Hey, Rozsival is still playing at 94. Ha ha ha #StadiumSeries
— William Mshar Jr. (@masher2112) February 21, 2016
Okay, that one was just swift. But this one …
Dear Rozsival: pic.twitter.com/bgAlmtUX8g
— Maddy Faircloth (@mads_faircloth) February 21, 2016
That was severe. I’m a Ranger fan and I thought that was severe. Not that I didn’t think it sometimes, but I think I might actually pour the water on him and save him from burns.
Welcome Back Andrew Ladd
Did you hear that Andrew Ladd was traded back to the Chicago Blackhawks? Twitter did.
if Andrew Ladd doesn't get a damn welcome back video like Kris Versteeg did in 2013 im rioting
— bailey (@nachoSEABre) February 26, 2016
I wake up from a nap and Andrew Ladd is a Blackhawk again. I should nap more often.
— Vince Doria (@OG_Vinnie_D) February 26, 2016
First 10,000 #Blackhawks fans tonight get a winter hat. Stan Bowman gets Andrew Ladd. All involved seem happy.
— Tom Musick (@tcmusick) February 26, 2016
All of Chicago’s sports teams had a decent day:
Ladd and Fowler in the same day.. It's so good be us
— Clay (@clrobin13) February 26, 2016
But haters gonna hate, and Winnipeg is doing most of the hating.
Can't get over Ladd had 7 goals in last 10 games…. Dano has 9 career lmao. Hope everyone's prepared for the Jets to be bad for a few years
— Matt Shields (@MattShields27) February 26, 2016
The Blackhawks just got Ladd…. Like they weren't good enough..
— Joey Mondoooo (@joey_mondoo) February 26, 2016
Ladd sucked, a set of tires would have been a dece return
— Jordan (@nadrojhtov) February 26, 2016
— Travis (@Travhes) February 26, 2016
— Kari-Lynn (@KariLynn_87) February 26, 2016
And in one especially heartbreaking tweet:
— Tananfran (@Tananfran) February 26, 2016
Innocence … crushed like a bug.
You Might Have Missed This
It wasn’t so much that the Toronto Maple Leafs have started their fire sale, but in an under appreciated move (if by “under appreciated” you mean “barely noticed”), the Leafs took back Raffi Torres. You remember Torres, the guy who has been suspended for about 5,700 games by Brendan Shanahan.
Makes sense for the Leafs to acquire Raffi Torres, since Brendan Shanahan spent most of his time at his last job reviewing film on him.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 22, 2016
Raffi Torres and Leo Komarov on the same team? You get a headshot! You get a headshot! Everyone gets a headshot! pic.twitter.com/3sSUbSnWLP
— Rob Z (@RobZee31) February 22, 2016
— DC (@redpanda79) February 23, 2016
Here’s the best part, the Leafs are paying Raffi Torres to play in the minors … for the Sharks’ affiliate. He’s been “loaned” there, which is code for “we don’t even have a spot for you on the Marlies and if we did, we wouldn’t want you to poison the minds of our young players.”
Raffi Torres traded from NHL San Jose to NHL Toronto, then loaned to AHL San Jose…
How does that Slap Shot theme song go again?
— Rob Sanderson (@RobSandersonPxP) February 23, 2016
But the good people of Toronto are still having fun …
let's ease the tension with this GIF pic.twitter.com/fYXyDSoik7
— Stephanie (@myregularface) February 26, 2016
And Finally …
Breaking news out of Montreal:
what a graphic pic.twitter.com/9hYmZCcu2I
— Stephanie (@myregularface) February 23, 2016