In case you missed it yesterday, we dug up some interesting info regarding NHL veteran and Canucks’ training camp tryout Owen Nolan. First, he has a storied history with Gino Odjick. Second, he has a Twitter account. Now, it seems unlikely that the Twitter account will yield anything as interesting as Paul Bissonnette’s, but it stands to reason that, unless Mike Duco undeletes his account and keeps talking smack about his teammates, Mike Gillis starts breaking player acquisitions, Ryan Kesler really steps his game up while he’s rehabbing his hip surgery, Kevin Bieksa finally caves, or Fin goes batcrap insane, Nolan’s will be the most engaging twitter account among Canuck personalities (provided he makes the team, which we suspect he will). So we need to make the most of what he gives us.
After the reputation hit we took during the Mike Duco controversy (Anthony Stewart still sits outside my window most nights, brandishing a crossbow), we’re going to rehabilitate our image by helping to improve Canuck Twitter accounts, rather than get them shut down. For instance: earlier today, Owen Nolan tweeted this photo depicting his success on a recent hunting trip:
Don’t think Mike Gillis or Ryan Kesler has ever tweeted a photo of something they killed, an observation which, coincidentally, I made sure to point out when the @VanCanucks account asked me to take their improvement survey. Q. What would you like to see more of? A. Twitpics of dead things.
Anyway, that’s all well and good, but imagine if Nolan had twitpic’d this:
Obviously, once you take the picture you release him, but still — tweet something like that and I imagine he’d have a Hell of a lot more followers. Plus he’d probably get his contract well before testing day.Tags: featured, improving canuck twitter accounts, marchand, Owen Nolan, photoshop, pitb means well, Twitter Needs Juice