Apparently Twitter is a news source now, utilizing the killer combination of poor grammar and non-factual opinions.
However, the NHL players' accounts are a lot cleaner than those of the NFL—what with Arizona Cardinals lineman Darnell Dockett tweeting about "almost" bringing his gun to practice.
Docks daily life is strikingly similar to a smooth pimp daddy like myself, however, it's only a matter of time until owners step in and add a "no-twitter clause" to player contracts—keeping that "Professional" title pure.
For the gun-free National Hockey League, however, Twitter serves as a fabulous medium for fans to connect with their favorite NHL players. Above is one of the many images taken from the NHL All-Star Game where players used Twitter during the SuperSkills competition. Scotty H even had a beanie made with his @Hartsy19 Twitter account on it.
In case you are new to Twitter, here's a fabulous list put together by acidking17 himself with the best NHL twitter accounts. Enjoy.
RIP Dock, the true acid king.
Say what you must about Caps superstar Alex Ovechkin and his recent performance, but either way, the kid makes it obvious that he likes to have a good time—and his Twitter only adds fuel to the fire.
Ramble on @ovi8, I just can't get enough Russian love!
Havlat hasn't been the biggest force on Twitter, but after he tweeted about the Blackhawks' decision to not re-sign him, all internet-hell broke loose:
"Didn't leave them...they left me."
The tweet was towards then Coach Dale Tallon, who apparently expressed his emotion over Havlat using twitter.
This was almost as honorable as former Bolts goalie Dan Ellis and his "financial situation."
Hank gives out a ton of love to other veteran players like:
"As a friend, team mate, and fellow country men it's very cool to see how much they love Alfredsson in Ottawa.."
"Need to sign @MGaborik10 for life in NY, can't stop this guy"
Most of the superstars tweets are used for advertising space from either Nike or Bauer, but when Stamkos isn't cashing checks, he's usually giving credit to other players
It's nice to see the likely back-to-back scoring champion act so humbly, seeing as how most 21-year-olds aren't the most mature breeds in the world.
Whether he's hitting on NHL babe @AlyonkaLarionov or comparing linemate Daniel Carcillo to Luigi from Super Mario Bros, the @PKane88 feed is always entertaining.
Ramble on big dog, long live #88 in Chicago.
Thompson is usually filling up his Twitter feed with shoutouts to Pearl Jam or Evan Longoria, unless he occasionally gives insight to superstar teammates Marty St Louis, Steven Stamkos and Vinny Lecavalier.
Nate is very active on Twitter and is one of the best in the league to follow.
The Slovakian sniper spent the pre-All-Star game days tweeting about his love for the Super Bowl champs, until his Anisimov-esque shooting of teammate Henrik Lundqvist and four-goal night in the ASG landed him an MVP award, a $25,000 donation to charity and a brief spot on the coveted "Twitter Trends" list.
Aside from the hilarious fact that his picture rekindles the memories of his impressive rookie season with the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, his account name hosts the No. “92” to remind everyone that homeboy is only 19 years old.
The former Plymouth Whaler regularly tweets about the championship lifestyle in such a great sports city—always entertaining in Beantown.
Biz Nasty himself never hesitates to retweet the love he gets from the babes—always a plus. Aside from the lady luck in Vegas information, Paul likes to share humor:
"I hate when I fart in my truck and the next time I get in it I can still smell the same fart."
I can only wonder if it's his farts that are keeping him proud to be a fourth liner.
Robert is perhaps the easiest to communicate with on Twitter, as about 90 percent of his Twitter feed is answering questions.
It's too bad he can't answer the question on whether or not he'll be traded, but we all know he'll be sent to San Jose by the deadline anyway.
Somehow, Parros' degree in Economics from Princeton goes unnoticed—thought the Sporting News recently named Parros the fourth-smartest professional athlete.
Much like Bobby Ryan, Upshall fills his Twitter feed connecting to friends and family.
If you like to get a feeling for what it's like to be in the NHL, he's one of the best in the league to follow.
Hartnell uses Twitter to host the #hartnelldown campaign—apparently donating money every time the professional falls down skating during a game.
Hopefully, Down & Dirty 19 keeps his confidence this high to get his team a nice low-seed in the playoffs.
Commodore's Twitter is widely known for being one of the funniest in the league, whether he's talking about staying single his whole life or Kenny Powers impressions.
@commie22 is sure to bring the NHL fans plenty of laughs.
The homegrown New Yorker's Twitter feed is always entertaining—especially when he has pictures of kids following a Louis Vutton condom selling for $68 each.
#safetyfirst was Grabner's fabulous advice for all of the young NHL fans out there.
Kampfer is most known for surviving his late-night antics back in Ann Arbor with former Michigan running back Mike Milano, but since Kampfer has been found entertaining his 24,000 faithful followers on Twitter—or at least making light of some of the "tough love" from fans in Beantown:
"Great guy and fan this is '@StevekKampfer47 as a bruins fan and season ticket holder i hope you break your leg or get traded"
Personally, I thoroughly enjoy Lupul's ideas on his "in's" in the fine world of sports betting:
"I can safely release it. Giants +3 LOCK" and "Why is there no prop bet for what Belichick is gonna be wearing??"
Future scoring champ Taylor Hall is a blast to follow on Twitter.
"Thinking of either changing my name to Lin or Gagner."
Without following his Twitter, Hall seems to come off the wrong way. I always enjoy seeing humble superstars.
Tangradi is Twitter Grand Central Station for inspiration.
He constantly retweets "Love Like Jesus" or "The Illuminati" to get his 20,000 followers in a good mood.
There's nothing like a good Mother Theresa quote after a long night at the bars, eh?
Mayers is great to follow on Twitter.
He's usually found posting about how talented his teammates Jonathan Towes, Patty Kane, Martin "Big Hoss Dog" Hossa and Patrick "Sharpie" are.
Weekes is fabulous to follow on Twitter now that he works as an anchor for the NHL Network.
He tweets about 4,000 a day, but if you like opinions from retired players, @KevinWeekes is a good start.
"Car Bomb" himself had one of the best NHL Twitter accounts out there. Too bad it's been since mid December since his last knowledge drop to the world.
I can only hope the season-ending injury didn't take his humor away too.
Roenick is perhaps the most outspoken NHL affiliate on Twitter.
Why, recently, he decided to respond to some "dumb arrogant people" by calling them "bozo" and suggesting they "need a life and clue."
If you're all about the drama like JR, @Jeremy_Roenick is the one to follow!