New York Islanders: Twitter Accounts Every Fan Needs to Follow in 2013-14

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New York Islanders: Twitter Accounts Every Fan Needs to Follow in 2013-14

As training camp quickly approaches, it's time for hockey fans to make final preparations for the 2013-14 season.

In the 24-hour news cycle, Twitter reigns king. 

There's plenty of informative accounts for Islanders fans to follow, and there's no better time than now to get started.

 

@NYIslanders

The official Twitter account of the New York Islanders is the launching pad for a Twitter novice. You won't find any controversial, breaking news here, but there's relevant re-Tweets and links to featured content from their website.

 

@StapeNewsday 

Arthur Staple is the best Isles beat reporter to follow. Most area newspapers do not devote the same level of coverage that Newsday does, and if you want quality reporting and accurate, insightful analysis, Staple is who you should look to.

 

  

@ehornick

Eric Hornick is a statistical wizard. The author of The Skinny takes an outside-of-the-box approach to anything Islanders related. For instance, here's one of his breakdowns of the Isles schedule in 2013-14:

 

  

@ChrisBottaNHL

Those that follow this fanbase know the business side of hockey better than anyone. Nassau Coliseum, ticket sales, player salaries—if Charles Wang had to weigh in on it, Chris Botta, whose resume is nothing to sneeze at, probably Tweeted about it:

 

  

@91Butch

Butch Goring's been calling Islanders games since 2010 and analyzing the sport for MSG Networks since 2007. Don't expect anything groundbreaking, but he updates his page at least once or twice for each game played:

 

 

 @fornabaioctp

If you want to keep tabs on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' performance, Michael Fornabaio is your guy. Be forewarned that some Tweets aren't related to the team or hockey, especially during the offseason. Fornabaio gives analysis and commentary during the games with plenty of detail:

 

  

@TheSoundTigers

Speaking of the Sound Tigers, it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow the official Twitter account either, especially if you're interested in giveaways and promotions:

 

  

The Players

Fans that choose not to follow the Islanders players on Twitter are missing out on some pretty amusing dialogue. You can see who was ranked the best Twitter presence on the team here. Players on Twitter include: Casey CizikasMatt Donovan (unverified), Calvin de Haan (unverified), Michael GrabnerThomas HickeyAnders Lee (unverified), Matt MartinColin McDonaldMatt MoulsonAaron Ness (unverified), Brock Nelson (unverified), Kyle OkposoJohn Persson (unverified), Ryan Strome and John Tavares.

Why follow all of them? The humor, of course:

 

 

 

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