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Twitter Thursday: NHLers dominate ‘Top 10 Canadian sports personalities on Twitter’ list

Dec 15, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

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CBC.ca has unveiled its list of the top 10 Canadian sports personalities on Twitter, and to nobody’s surprise the list is dominated by National Hockey League personalities.

The only non-hockey people to make the cut were Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista and Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back Avon Cobourne (of the Canadian Football League — you know, the one with the oddball rules and gigantic endzones.)

The NHLers that made it include…

Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0): Obvious choice, though the article failed to mention the media firestorm he created with the Raffi Torres/Jay-Z Halloween costume flap. As much as I love reading BizNasty’s thoughts on yoga pants, ignoring his most noteworthy Twitter moment is a fairly egregious oversight.

Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6): Whitney’s best Tweet of the year — “Tough to get on the score sheet from the press box bro RT @shawnmiller4 How did you not get any points last night in 9-2 win?”

Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul): His big claim to fame was leaving his iPhone in a Toronto taxi, tweeting about it, then getting it returned 10 minutes later.

Ron Wilson (@coachrw63): Had some fairly noteworthy Twitter battles with oft-injured Colby Armstrong (@armdog) this year. Personal favorite — “Just gave all Dad’s their son’s jerseys. All claimed to be @PKessel81 ‘s dad. @armdog dad would only accept jersey if it had bandaid on it.”

Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS): I don’t find Kane’s Twitter feed amusing at all. Next.

Logan Couture (@LoganCouture): The ongoing saga here is that Couture is really into Drake, the greatest Canadian rapper since Tom Green (that’s him in the Ottawa Senators hat).  Couture’s man-crush culminated with this personalized San Jose Sharks jersey.

So there’s your list. It’s not bad, though I was surprised by the omissions of Dan Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) and Brent Burns (@Burnzie88).

  1. bigbear42 - Dec 15, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    How is Ryan Whitney on this list? Hes American

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