First of all, before you read any further, let me just say this: Barry Melrose is not on this list. What is the opposite of false advertising?
Most of you were just going to skip the article and head straight to the comments sections to fling the obligatory, "You don't know what you're talking about! Did you ever even PLAY hockey??!!" comments that I absolutely love to respond to.
Trust me, I don't consider Barry Melrose a hockey pundit. I consider him more of a cover-boy for why the NHL needs to crack down on shots to the head. If you want to know what won't happen in the NHL, hang on the Mullet's every word. His prediction for this year's Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago.
I can see Pittsburgh, because they went into the playoffs hot the final month of the season and got Crosby back. But Chicago?!?! It's like he popped NHL 12 into the ol' Xbox and looked for the team with the highest ratings. I was actually shocked he didn't pick Boston. What's easier than picking a defending champ?
But enough of the Barry-bashing already.
I kind of like Melrose, actually, in spite of the nonsense he spouts. He is pretty well spoken, rocks some pretty nice threads and basically sticks up his middle finger at the hairstyles of the Western world with his 1987 "party in the back look." If he was on Twitter, and I don't think he is, he'd probably be a good follow for every reason—except his hockey expertise.
Here are the 25 people who I recommend you follow on Twitter. The categories that I considered when ranking are: humor, knowledge, interaction with fans, impartiality and frequency of tweets.