In Canada, there are roughly three legitimate TV companies that provide hockey information now that theScore’s TV channel has been sold to Rogers, and those are TSN, Sportsnet, and CBC (for game coverage). I watch them all.
Being in that group means that Sportsnet’s twitter feed is well followed (over 15k followers), which one assumes means they’re diligent in their maintenance of said account. Well-followed Twitter accounts are a great way to drive followers to your most recent content, after all.
Long story short: we’re five days into their Twitter account getting hacked, and this is still going on. Not Safe For Work stuff, folks, so if you’re sensitive, go do something else.
I think a lot of people assume that John Tortorella spews endless venom in the direction of the poor refs and lineys, and they just take it and go home and feel bad. That’s not necessarily the case, as you’ll hear above in a moderately not-so-PG manner. Some give it back just the same.
“That’s enough. F*** you! That’s enough. That’s enough! You’ve had your say.”
Eugene Melnyk is not just the owner of the Ottawa Senators, he’s the owner who put together a forensic investigation to try to prove that Matt Cooke intentionally cut the achilles of Erik Karlsson with his skate. He’s a bit out there, and a lot involved.
He also doesn’t seem to get how social media works, given the following tweet, which I’m sure launched 10,000 fire-packed tweets back in his direction.
Some tweets we get from #Pens fans are profanity filled. That’s classless – it’s just a game. You are embarassing your city, team & players.
Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs lost in overtime to the Boston Bruins. CBC often had their cameras fixed on the Reimer family, as his mother and wife were side-by-side, suffering through each and every play with James, the Leafs’ tender. When teams provide the players with family tickets, they lump them all together. That means Reimer’s family would be in the same section as Dion Phaneuf’s girlfriend, actress Elisha Cuthbert.
After the overtime winner was scored, they cut back to the Reimer family, only to see James’ wife giving a look to Cuthbert, who promptly rolls her eyes and dismisses her. It’s a hilarious moment because you can probably guess what happened: the Bruins scored, Cuthbert made some half-thought out exclamation as all fans do (something like “oh you gotta stop that!” or “stupid goalie!”), Mrs. Reimer gives her the eyes and maybe says something, and…awwwkwarrrrd.
Some have theorized Reimer is giving Cuthbert the gears for her husbands’ bad pinch in overtime. I’d give that 1000/1 odds at best. Fan blames goalie, goalies family is nearby. Happens in every rink the world over every weekend.
(The other option: they’re mutually eye-rolling at another nearby fan. But I dunno. Let’s just pretend they were mad at each other because it’s the juicier gossip story and that’s fun.)