Some of you might remember the minor falling-out we caused earlier this summer, when we highlighted a small selection of Mike Duco’s tweets for the purposes of a gentle, comedic ribbing. You see, it seemed to us that a hockey player taking public jabs at a team and then immediately being traded to that team was amusing.

Unfortunately, many Canuck fans (some of whom were still feeling a bit rioty), didn’t find it amusing at all. Rather, they found it heinous, and took to bombarding Duco’s Twitter account with all manner of vitriol and harassment. The sudden wave of venom bothered Duco so much that, eventually, he felt there was no recourse but to shut down the account altogether.

Then the anger turned toward us (likely because, with only 140 characters, it’s hard to include a disclaimer that states “the views and opinions of this tweet do not reflect those of Pass it to Bulis”). Even now, every time a new hockey player joins Twitter, somebody warns us to stay far, far away. And speaking of hockey players, Anthony Stewart, Duco’s former teammate, still hasn’t forgiven us. He’s been ripping Pass it to Bulis via his Twitter account for months. Heck, it’s pretty much all he does now.

Thankfully, our guilt has finally been alleviated, as Mike Duco relaunched his Twitter account this morning.

At the time of this writing, Duco only has 200 or so followers, but he has pledged to donate $1000 to Chicago Wolves’ charities if he gets to 5000 by next Saturday. The way I see it, if we help him get there, he won’t gingerly remove my glasses and speedbag my jaw for fifteen minutes the first time we meet. So follow him.

And please, for the love of all that is good, do not harass Duco until he deletes this account. If you do, Anthony Stewart will literally murder us.

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4 comments

  1. Garry
    October 7, 2011

    It’s good to see he’s back. I have to admit I was upset with the young fella when I first read your story on his calling out the Canucks, but as a reasonable, sane person I did not take to twitter to vent my frustrations on a guy that could most likely mop the floor with me.

    I think the good folks at PITB learned a valuable lesson about the Canucks fan base with this whole incident. PITB is well-balanced, calm, and reasonable… Most of the Canucks fan base is not.

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  2. piker
    October 7, 2011

    My goodness, I love the Whitecaps (Southsiders forever), but do I really need to have the full screen Eric Hassli advert when I come here for my hockey Jones?

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    • BeCanucks
      October 7, 2011

      OT: Picker, AdblockPlus is thy friend.

      On a side note, yay for Durco being back on twitter.

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  3. cambo
    October 8, 2011

    he’s calling out the Canucks??? so what, what is anyone going to do about it? swing a purse, slap his face or call him a bad name? Oh yeah, H & D hygiene product might have to take another Mydol.

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