The 10 Best NHL Player Twitter Accounts

Matthew FairburnCorrespondent IJune 13, 2011

The 10 Best NHL Player Twitter Accounts

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    LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23:  Jeremy Roenick signs autographs for fans during the red carpet arrivals for the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    Whether one is looking for a unique look inside an NHL dressing room or hoping to see some of his or her favorite NHL stars speak their mind, Twitter has begun to provide fans with a source of entry into the lives of today's stars.

    Plenty of NHL players past and present have gotten wrapped up in the world of Twitter, giving fans plenty of options from which to choose.

    What better way to get analysis, in depth looks at a player's life and a bit of friendly trash talk all rolled into one?

    In order to make Twitter a fun and insightful social media tool, one must follow, follow and follow some more. The more people you follow, the more interesting the tweets become.

    So, here are the 10 best NHL Player Tweeters you should all be following.

    Oh, and feel free to follow me @MatthewFairburn. I may not be as entertaining or insightful as some of the guys on this list, but I can try, right?

Non Players to Follow

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    BOSTON, MA - JUNE 06:  The NHL's, Vancouver Canucks' and Boston Bruins' logos are seen frozen into an ice sculpture during Game Three of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Image
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    @TheGoalieGuild - The Goalie Guild has a plethora of knowledge on the goaltender position and is not afraid to speak the harsh truth when it comes to the NHL's goalies. He's an absolute must follow.

    @TSNBobMcKenzie - For all of the latest analysis and news, TSN's Bob McKenzie is the guy to follow. Nobody gets the news quicker than this guy.

    @BR_NHL - The Bleacher Report NHL section's Twitter page is really starting to flourish. Articles are posted constantly throughout the day, keeping you informed and entertained on all things NHL.

James Van Riemsdyk

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 02:  James van Riemsdyk #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 2, 2011 in Philadelphia,
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    @JVReemer21

    James Van Riemsdyk bursted onto the scene for the Flyers this postseason, and the youngster has begun to make a name for himself on Twitter as well.

    JVR shows off his lighthearted personality, while giving fans a peak into the life of an NHL star. 

Mike Green

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    NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 22:  Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Capitals 5-0.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    @Greenlife52

    Mike Green not only uses Twitter as a way of voicing his thoughts and opinions, the Caps' star defenseman uses the social media site as a way to interact with friends and fans alike.

    He has over 40,000 followers who will attest to that fact.

Scottie Upshall

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 24:  Scottie Upshall #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 24, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen
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    @ScottieUpshall

    Scottie Upshall isn't afraid to mix it up on the ice, and he carries that attitude to Twitter.

    The Blue Jackets' winger loves chirp his teammates and opponents all while interacting with his fans.

    Upshall will give you a noteworthy tweet every once in a while.

Bobby Ryan

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 15:  Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 15, 2011 in Anaheim, California.  (Pho
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    @B_Ryan9

    Bobby Ryan is one of the up and coming stars of United States hockey, and the Ducks' top liner brings his 'A' Game to Twitter.

    Perhaps most impressive is Ryan's ability to provide insight on a number of different sports. Who doesn't love a hockey player's take on all the happenings in the world?

Trevor Linden

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    PITTSBURGH - MAY 28:  Trevor Linden of the Vancouver Canucks poses with the 10th annual NHL Foundation Player Award during the NHL Awards presentation at the Omni William Penn Hotel on May 28, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty
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    @Trevor_Linden

    One of my personal favorites on Twitter is Trevor Linden.

    Linden is retired, so he has plenty of time to give his followers advice, insight and analysis throughout the day.

Jeremy Roenick

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    SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 25:  Jeremy Roenick #27 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to playing the Anaheim Ducks during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on April 25, 2009 in San Jose
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    @Jeremy_Roenick

    Jeremy Roenick is one of the most entertaining figures in the history of the NHL, so it should come as no surprise that his Twitter account is a constant source of enjoyment for his followers.

    Roenick has something to say when it comes to just about everything.

Ryan Whitney

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    GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 23:  Ryan Whitney #6 of the Edmonton Oilers warms up before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on November 23, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Oilers 5-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen
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    @RyanWhitney6

    Ryan Whitney is a straight shooting, trashing talking, entertaining hockey player to listen to and follow on twitter.

    He had plenty of choice words for the Canucks prior to the Stanley Cup and is always chirping on Twitter.

Joffrey Lupul

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    NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 06:  Joffrey Lupul #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 6, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    @JLupul

    Joffrey Lupul always makes his thoughts clear on Twitter and loves to use the site to interact with fellow players.

    There's a reason Lupul has close to 50,000 followers and over 600 tweets; he's a seasoned vet.

Tyler Bozak

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    NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 06:  Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 6, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    @Bozie42

    Tyler Bozak is just a kid, but that's what makes him so fun to follow on Twitter.

    He is always excited and has to let you know each and every step of his day.

    If insight into the life of a professional hockey player is what you're looking for, look no further, folks.

Paul Bissonnette

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 24:  Paul Bissonnette #12 of the Phoenix Coyotes fights against Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 24, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0.  (
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    @BizNasty2point0

    I think most NHL Twitter users can agree that Paul Bissonnette is one of the more entertaining players to follow.

    He lives an entertaining life style and is always posting updates and pictures of his daily events.

    Bissonnette's humor and insight earn him the top spot on this list.