—OFFICIAL— Guide On Who To Follow On Twitter
Every major transaction time of year, the twitter world goes crazy with rumors, some fake, and some real. It’s quite funny seeing how people just light up when a fake insider tweets random bullcrap, just to please their followers.
So where can you find the real news?
I have compiled a list of great hockey people to follow, as these are the ones that will always provide you with legit news. You too can feel like an insiderrrrrrrr!
Note: I tried to get maybe one or two writers per team. If you feel other people should be added to this list, comment below.
Who To Follow:
Darren Dreger-TSN Insider
Bob Mckenzie-TSN Insider
Nick Kypreos-Sportsnet Insider
Dave Stubbs-Columnist with Montreal Gazette & hockeyinsideout.com
Michael Russo-Columnist with Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jim Diamond-Nashville Predators columnist with the Examiner
Tom Gulitti-New Jersey Devils beat reporter for The Record
James Mirtle- Reporter for Globe And Mail
Lyle Richardson- Owner of Spectorshockey.net
Renaud Lavoie-RDS Reporter
Scott Burnside-ESPN.com NHL columnist
Dmitry Chesnokov-Puck Daddy full time writer and TSN contributor
Rick Stephens-Owner of AllHabs.net
Pierre LeBrun-ESPN.com NHL columnist and TSN Hockey Insider
Craig Custance-NHL writer for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com and Insider
Kevin Allen-Writer for USA Today
Austin Legendre-Writer for TheHockeyHouse.net. Always tweets what legit insiders are saying all on one account (with credit).
Eric Stephens-Ducks writer for OC Register
Helene Elliott-Kings, Ducks columnist for the LA Times
Jimmy Murphy- Reporter for ESPNBoston
Pat Steinberg- Radio host for FAN960 in Calgary
Chip Alexander- Carolina Hurricanes Beat Writer
Tim Sassone- Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey columnist and sportswriter for the Daily Herald
Adrian Dater-Colorado Avalanche beat writer for the Denver Post
Aaron Portzline-Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer for The Columbus Dispatch
George Malik-Red Wings Blogger for Kukla’s Korner
Ryan Rishaug-TSN Edmonton Bureau Reporter
Joshua Cooper- Nashville Predators beat reporter for The Tennessean
Katie Strang-Hockey writer for ESPN New York
Larry Brooks-Writer for New York Post
James Gordon-Ottawa Citizen Sports Editor
NHLFREEAGENTS-Operates NHLFreeAgents.com, tweets information on signings from all over the world.
Jim Gintonio-Coyotes beat writer for the Arizona Republic
Rob Rossi- Pittsburgh Penguins beat writer for the Tribune
Dustin Leed- Flyers columnist/analyst at , sports staff/writer for Lancaster Newspapers, owner/editor-in-chief for The Hockey Guys
David Pollak-Sharks writer for The SJ Mercury
Andy Strickland-Radio Host 590 The Fan St. Louis/NHL writer/Founder of www.truehockey.com
Jeremy Rutherford-St. Louis Blues’ beatwriter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Erik Erlendsson-Tampa Tribune’s beat writer
Jonas Siegal-Toronto Maple Leafs beat writer for TSN 1050
Paul Hendrick-LeafsTV reporter
Damien Cox- Toronto Star reporter
Jason Botchford-Canucks reporter for The Province
Dan Murphy-Canucks reporter for Sportsnet
Mike Vogel-Washington Capitals staff writer
Sergey Kocharov-Washington Capitals PR
Sara Orlesky-TSN Jets reporter
Arpon Basu-Habs Writer/LNH.com Managing Editor
Louis Jean- Montreal Canadiens beat writer for Sportsnet
Who Not To Follow:
How to pick who is reliable and who is not:
- Who is tweeting? If it is a well known (for a good reason) media member, it is likely reliable information.
- Insider in the name? Don’t give him a second look.
- Boasts about their rumors? Not worth your time.
- Always bringing constant rumors? The NHL world isn’t as active as you may think.
- A TON OF FOLLOWERS DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE RELIABLE!!
Don’t forget to follow me, @StevenEllisNHL.