The much-awaited start of this year’s @NHL season is Saturday. That’s right, puck fans, #hockeyisback. When the news was first announced earlier this month, fans were so excited that there were more tweets about the NHL than during the final Stanley Cup game last season. As the new season kicks off with 13 games on opening day, Twitter will be your all-access pass to follow the action on and off the ice.
To ensure that you don’t miss a thing, check out these lists from @NHL to follow your favorite players and teams this season. You can even interact with your favorite mascot!
passing along all of my goalie tips I learned from @ holts170 #caps twitter.com/Caps_Slapshot/…
— Slapshot ( @Caps_Slapshot) January 16, 2013
This season you can also tweet to your favorite NHL fantasy expert and get real time answers to questions about who to start and more. Make sure to follow: @NHLFantasy, @NHLQubes, @NHLJensen and @NHLFeldman.
@ soupsta I would grab Dubnyk immediately. #NHLfantasy
— Matt Cubeta ( @NHLQubes) January 15, 2013
The fans aren’t the only ones pumped to get the season started: players and teams have been tweeting their excitement to get back on the ice.
Best birthday present being out on the ice with #CBJ. #hockeyisback Loved hearing the fans sing “Happy Birthday” to me at camp, so to say…
— Jack Johnson ( @JackJohnson3) January 13, 2013
We missed you! #HockeyIsBack
— NHL Blue Jackets ( @BlueJacketsNHL) January 13, 2013
Day 4 of training camp has begun. #GoAvsGo twitter.com/Avalanche/stat…
— Colorado Avalanche ( @Avalanche) January 16, 2013
Great to be back at first niagara center again!! Awesome crowd too. Over 10,000 people! Great fans! #buffalove
— Jhonas Enroth ( @JEnroth125) January 15, 2013
Time to hit the sack to get ready for day4 of camp..countdown is getting closer..Sunday=funday is near #hockeyisback
— Michael Grabner ( @grabs40) January 16, 2013
The @LAKings, the defending Stanley Cup champs, are especially ready to get back to the ice and raise their victory banner:
158.5 hours to go… #LAKBannerRaise
— LA Kings ( @LAKings) January 13, 2013
Whether you’re tweeting #BlueshirtsAreBack or #LongLiveTheNote, all NHL fans on Twitter are counting down the minutes until #hockeyisback.
Posted by Omid Ashtari (@omid)
Head of Sports