Hello friends, we are back again to bring you the best in NHL social media. That’s right kids, it’s the Tweets of the Week, back again to warm the cockles of your collective hearts. You could probably call this the trade deadline edition of TOTW, because there was a lot of reaction to all the new faces in new places.
Stevie Y Gets Sneaky
Is that the reason why Steve Yzerman played in the Alumni Game in Colorado … to talk trade with Brendan Shanahan?
@MikeChambers I wonder if Sakic and Yzerman got together to talk Drouin
— Rene Beaumont (@renbeaumont) February 27, 2016
Hopefully Sakic made a bet with Stevie Y that the Avs get Drouin if they win.
— Harrison Prolic (@hprolic) February 27, 2016
Anyone else find it odd that with the trade deadline on Monday Sakic and Yzerman were playing shinny?
— Tim Chiasson (@chiassontb) February 27, 2016
At the very least, fans got to experience some 90’s nostalgia, which I hear is big now …
Sakic vs Yzerman and the Full House gang back together… What year is this?
— GRAEME (@graemethompson) February 27, 2016
And speaking of the Wings/Avalanche Alumni Game …
The snow was a little too fake:
— Kevin Singer (@KGSandwich) February 28, 2016
Probably shouldn't have made that fake snow out of asbestos…#StadiumSeries
— Man Card Revoked (@RevokeMyManCard) February 28, 2016
The Blackhawks Have Traded For Your Soul
Along with the souls of everybody else in the National Hockey League. Oh, and Dale Weise too:
BREAKING: #Blackhawks acquire all the hopes and dreams from every other NHL franchise in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2018.
— Cutler Klein (@CutlerKlein) February 27, 2016
That Stan Bowman is pretty persuasive …
— Amalia (@amaliaebiro) February 27, 2016
Hearing Stan Bowman is putting out feelers to see what it would take for the Blackhawks to acquire Steph Curry.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) February 28, 2016
I hear he’s pretty good.
The Curious Case Of James Reimer
Reimer escaped from Toronto as he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks.
— š†¥Łξ$ (@666Styles666) February 28, 2016
Maybe the Sharks traded for James Reimer because both know what it's like to be up by 3 in the playoffs and still manage to lose
— Kelen Capener (@KelenKeller38) February 28, 2016
I love how some fans make Reimer supporters/fans out to be psychotic miscreants. Not the case! Don't judge. #Leafs
— ✨Amanda✨ (@Mandypants_34) February 28, 2016
I'd like to state for the record that I sincerely apologize if I've ever pissed off any Reimer fans. pic.twitter.com/16fXJnBKhd
— Lottery Balls (@oak_leafs) February 28, 2016
But the best was when James Reimer’s agent shot down a Toronto reporter regarding Reimer’s contract demands:
Once James Reimer's ask came in during the season at around $6m for 6 years, he was headed out the door.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) February 28, 2016
— Ray Petkau (@RayPetkau) February 28, 2016
@GarretHohl "Excuse me, Reimer's agent, I know more about his contract demands than you"
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) February 28, 2016
Eric Staal joins his brother in New York. Hockey fans weren’t cynical at all:
Did the Rangers trade Kreider and a 1st round pick for Eric Staal yet?
— Kevin DeLury (@kevindelury) February 28, 2016
Eric Staal has one goal in 19 games
Yup sounds like a Ranger to me.
— BIRTHDAY BOI (@LeVeonAPrayer26) February 28, 2016
You cut me deep.
And Then, Deadline Day …
— MoniKa Platek (@MonikaPlatek) February 29, 2016
Been wondering if the flames have a goalies from Finland only policy #NHLTradeDeadline
— Michael Easthope (@hectorustwo002) March 1, 2016
— Fran (@franb33) March 2, 2016
NHL trade deadline day is like Christmas, if your mean parents made you talk about your presents all morning without ever opening anything.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 29, 2016
And The Aftermath:
Can't believe Stempniak and Liles haven't scored 5 goals each yet SMFH – some people probably
— The Real Peterman (@zhifty) March 2, 2016
So, Stempniak and Liles make the B's better? Bruins media drink too much Kool-aid.
— NiftyBear (@t0_Nifty_16) March 2, 2016
Liles is already better than Kevan Miller
— Matt C (@TheHammeredJedi) March 2, 2016
Took Boedker 30 seconds to get a point with the Avs. How many points does Tanguay have with the Coyotes so far? That's what I thought…
— Avs_Tweets (@Avs_Tweets) March 2, 2016
Kris Russell getting beat on the boards count: 1
— Eric Shuff (@ericshuff) March 2, 2016
Jesus christ Kris Russell is tiny.
— Holly (@holly_holl) March 2, 2016
Kris Russell is like…. I can't fix this.
— Amanda M (@Go4Hockey) March 2, 2016
I know Jim Nill referred to Kris Russell as “little ball of hate” but that name is taken. Littler ball of hate? Mini ball of hate? #stars
— Jennifer Land (@jenn9772) March 2, 2016
Somebody Was Too Busy Making Trades To Shave
Marc Bergevin is changing the game … in not shaving:
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 1, 2016
That may, sadly, be the closest thing to a Montreal playoff beard this summer.
The Team North America World Cup sweaters are probably the most divisive threads ever.
— NHL EXPERT PICKS (@NHLexpertpicks) March 2, 2016
You either loved them …
Team North America jersey is so bad-ass that Jonathan Toews is currently forging his birth certificate to make him U-23 eligible.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 2, 2016
The Team North America jersey looks like something the guy from Ghost Adventures would wear
— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2016
the team north america jersey looks like a food advertisement. in a video game. for a video game.
— alana! (@paciorettys) March 2, 2016
I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO BUY MY TEAM UNDER 23 NORTH AMERICA JERSEY! — noone… Ever. EVER
— Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) March 2, 2016
— Scott Mullin (@ScootMullin) March 2, 2016
what is UP with that team north america jersey? are they sponsored by an energy drink? is it because they're essentially teenage boys?
— laura (@mattnietos) March 2, 2016
If Deadpool were to create a hockey jersey, it'd be the one that Team North America's using for the next World Cup.
— Mike Praznowski (@PrazMaster) March 2, 2016
— James MacKay (@whitecollarhobo) March 2, 2016
I’d wear that one.
The Roberto Luongo Tweet Of The Week
Our friend Strombone One didn’t make the cut for Team Canada for the WC. He was hoping, much in the same way that there is an Under 23 team, for a special team that would take him:
Yeah. He’s “kidding”. Sure.
And Finally …
I know, Hank. I’m sad that Hockey Tweets are over too. But we’ll be back next Friday!