Up until yesterday, the only Boston Bruins players I was aware of on Twitter were Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) and Steven Kampfer (@stevekampfer47), plus a handful of Providence, major-junior and collegiate prospects.
But then one of my loyal followers pointed out @MSavvy91.
Sure enough, it was a real-live legitimate feed for injury Bruins center Marc Savard.
If you weren’t following Savard’s tweets before and during the win over the New York Islanders, you really missed out. As I wrote in my piece for CBS Boston, Savard predicted big nights for both Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic.
Being typical hockey players with plenty of superstitions, both Horton and Lucic said they hoped Savard would continue to use his Twitter to work a little magic for them on the ice. However, they both also resisted the urgings of reporters to get on Twitter themselves and tweet back at Savard.
“I’m not a social media guy, that’s why. I stay away from that stuff,” said Lucic.
Well, that’s too bad. Because Lucic and Horton would be two great tweeters if they got on there and let their real personalities show. Brad Marchand would be another great addition. The Bruins have been one of the teams ahead of the social media game for a while, so hopefully the organization will encourage more of its star players to tweet.
For now, we’re left with the musings of Ryan Button, Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner, in addition to occasional declarations from Seguin and predictions from Savard.