Top NHL Twitter Personalities

James CriderCorrespondent INovember 10, 2010

Top NHL Twitter Personalities

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    Ah, popular culture.

    What an age we live in when we can click around on the Internet and find out what our favorite sports heroes think about the latest episode of Glee, or how much they hate their former team.

    If you've caved in and created a Twitter account, here's eight NHL personalities you'll want to subscribe to.

Allan Walsh, NHL Agent [walsha]

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    Clearly the most controversial NHL agent on Twitter, Allan Walsh spends his time tweeting about how great the players he represents are, while stirring things up by questioning the motives of others.

    The most controversial statement made by Walsh happened last season, when, in an attempt to boast then Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak's stats, he tweeted "Interesting stat of the night....Price is 10W, 32L in last 42 starts. Hmm."

    With as big of a mouth as Walsh has, don't be surprised to see him talk about how "The Price is Wrong" once again with the way Halak has started the 2010-2011 season.

Eric Fehr, Washington Capitals Forward [EricFehr16]

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    Not really controversial, but Eric Fehr's tweets range anywhere from discussing movies, every day occurrences and hockey related topics, which give the impression of a down-to-earth guy.

Adrian Dater, Colorado Avalanche Writer [adater]

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    If you want a beat writer who won't sugarcoat a team's misfortunes, follow Adrian Dater's Twitter account.

    Always cynical, Dater's tweets can help induce laughter if you're an Avalanche fan, especially following a loss when the people on television are talking about how the Avalanche played a good, hard-fought game.

Dan Ellis, Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender [33dellis]

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    Goaltender Dan Ellis used to be one of the most prominent NHL tweeters, frequently tweeting about non-NHL related matters.

    Unfortunately, he was also part of the biggest NHL twitter blow up after a tweet in which the multi-millionaire complained about his financial situation.

    After backlash from fans, Ellis went on to tweet things like "If you lost 18% of your income would you be happy? I can honestly say that I am more stressed about money now then when I was in college," which would be followed by more backlash. His account has recently been deleted, citing how frustrating Twitter had become for him.

    How I wish I had his problems.

Martin Havlat, Minnesota Wild Forward [martinhavlat]

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    Martin Havlat is only a casual Twitter poster, but stirred up a lot of controversy in the 2009 offseason over parting shots he tweeted following the firing of Dale Tallon and the Chicago Blackhawks decision not to re-sign him.

Scottie Upshall, Phoenix Coyotes Forward [ScottieUpshall]

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    Usually when a player sustains a long term injury, they fall off the face of the earth.

    Missing 33 games in 2009-2010 didn't stop Scottie Upshall from remaining relevant, becoming one of the more active NHL tweeters. Upshall frequently discusses NHL life, while weighing in his thoughts on other sports, movies and pop culture.

Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix Coyotes Forward [BizNasty2point0]

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    Did anyone actually know who this guy was before someone found his Twitter account?

    Easily the biggest Twitter personality in hockey, Paul Bissonette's tweets have turned him into a living legend, and until the NHL changed the way the 2011 All-Star game would be held, was candidate to get the Rory Fitzpatrick treatment.

    Crude, rude and downright hysterical. All tweeters need to subscribe.

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Forward [ovi8]

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    Well, it's Ovechkin, so I have to include him. After all, he's the most followed NHL player by far, with over 50,000 people subscribing to his tweets.

    After reading them, I'm not sure why.