Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 7

Welcome to Puck Drunk Love’s hockey tweets of the week, where we gather up all of the best tweets from the past week from players, writers, fans, and anybody else who loves hockey.

Regrettably, the week started with the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. Players tweeted their heartbreak:

Antoine Roussel of the Stars and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare are the two French born players in the NHL. Roussel tweeted his thoughts mostly in French:

“Still reeling from the news of Paris! All my thoughts go to the location of victims and their families!

And Bellemare’s tribute:

Jonathan Bernier

James Reimer has been going strong for the Maple Leafs lately. But the backup has to play sometime. And when Jonathan Bernier did play … against the Rangers … it didn’t go quite as planned.

Or maybe it was a more philosophical conversation Bernier was having with himself …

You know what’s sad, I actually went back and checked what his record was on the day Mandela died just to make sure there wasn’t actually something to this. He was 8-10, and won on December 5th, 2013 … the day Nelson Mandela left us. So, no. (I need to use my time more constructively.)

Matt Beleskey

Matt Beleskey was the prize free agent of the off-season by the Boston Bruins. His start has been, well … slow.

Beleskey’s twitter response, however, was quick:

Well I’m sure Andrew feels better.

The Roberto Luongo Tweet Of The Week

Strombone’s last tweet was on November 2nd. Sigh.

Undeterred, I’m going to run this segment into the ground until Luongo decides he wants to end Twitter once and for all. So I give you a Throwback Thursday style tweet …

And then I give you game action from actual Thursday, where Luongo threw back to when he was 26 instead of 36.

In the absence of an actual Roberto Luongo tweet, that’ll have to do.

Travis Hamonic

Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has requested a trade to Western Canada. Many on twitter mused on what it would take to get Hamonic to their team, and what trades they wouldn’t want to see happen. It led to a very interesting exchange:


The Bromance Is Over

One of the most famous Twitter friendships have been between the official accounts of the L.A. Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets. They created the hashtag #Lumbus, and they’ve run the gamut of ups and downs. It seems that this past week, they’ve hit one of the downs …

Damn. All the best to hockey’s power couple.

And Finally …

I’m gonna hit you with a little more #TBT, and this one will blow your mind as Teemu Selanne is holding the infant son of then teammate Tie Domi (you millenials know him as Max):

When it’s all said and done, that picture could have 900 goals in it.