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In which Cody Hodgson’s agent tweets his phone number, claims his account may have been hacked, then deletes all his tweets

Mar 2, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

Yesterday we wrote about Cody Hodgson’s agent, Ritch Winter, and a few of the things he was tweeting (or supposedly tweeting, as you’ll see) in response to speculation that Hodgson had requested a trade out of Vancouver.

The curious part of the story began when Winter, whose Twitter handle is @hockeyagentdad, tweeted that Hodgson “had a great meeting” with Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on Saturday.

However, Vigneault later said a meeting never occurred.

When Winter was asked by Jim Jamieson of The Province to comment, here’s what happened:


And that’s where we left off yesterday. But that’s not where it ended.





And now all of @hockeyagentdad’s tweets since Feb. 17 have been deleted.

  1. abrienza428 - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM


  2. chiadam - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    For the billionth time, this is why Twitter sucks. Stupid people say stupid things, blame it on hackers, close account. It exists for intelligent people with a sense of themselves and their place in the universe to laugh at narcissists that can’t get out of their own way. End of story.

  3. arsement - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Ha! What a sleazeball.

  4. icelovinbrotha215 - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    It is amazing how people, young and old, can’t control themselves when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. C’mon man. That ain’t right haha. CH must be shaking his head right now.

  5. duster1982 - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    The next story will read “Cody Hodgson fires agent”

  6. ruddigervancity - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Meanwhile, here’s Ritch Winter at his local bank:

  7. elvispocomo - Mar 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Based on his blgo posts, I’d say those tweets were accurate, unless of course that was hacked too.

  8. davebabychreturns - Mar 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    And yet still, Winters can’t take the title of agent-doing-himself-the-least-amount-of-favours-on-twitter from Allan Walsh.

  9. Tristan - Mar 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    My goodness Ritch Winter is an unprofessional dude. The needlessly combative/curt tones, the comments on internal team affairs, publishing a 6000-word screed in response to a blogger while not understanding what blogging is – even his Twitter handle! I don’t care if you are a dad abd a hockey agent, if you think HockeyAgentDad makes a good name for your business account you shouldn’t be on the internet.

  10. bikey1277 - Mar 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    LOL, I love a good twitter fail…….

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