After Ryan Kesler’s tweets became much more interesting while he sat around recovering from offseason hip surgery, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Canucks’ long layoff in California would yield a little action on the Twitter front, and we weren’t disappointed, as Dale Weise (@DaleWeise32) spent most of Tuesday afternoon interacting with Canuck fans in his first day on Twitter:
Weise took to Twitter the same way he’s taken to the Canucks organization as a whole: with pure glee. It’s hard to miss how much the guy loves being a Canuck, especially after the enthusiasm with which he responded to fans. Weise sent a whopping 92 tweets in his first day, more than Kevin Bieksa and nearly as many as Ryan Kesler sent in a year, admitting a full-fledged addiction by the time he packed it in for the night.
The level of activity was so unusual that we began to suspect the account of being a fake, but it was quickly verified by Ryan Kesler and Weise’s roommate Andrew Ebbett, who likely helped Weise get set up. It’s him. Weise, meanwhile, laughed at our suspicion:
And then he showed us the holes in his hands and his feet. #DoubtingBulis
Weise became the latest in a long line of Canucks to sign up for an account in the past few months, a phenomenon we suspected might occur. While things weren’t looking up for tweeting Canucks in the wake of the Mike Duco fiasco, when Kevin Bieksa (@kbieksa3) finally caved to public pressure you knew other Canucks were on the way.
Since then, it’s been an online gold rush. Three months ago, it was Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler), and only Ryan Kesler, but this season has seen the arrival of Bieksa, Weise, Andrew Ebbett (@aebbett), and the shiner-sporting David Booth (@d_booth7).
Am I forgetting anyone? If we’re talking about guys within the organization as a whole, there’s also (@stevepinizzotto), Kevin Connauton (@k_nauts), Darren Archibald (@arch2five), Billy Sweatt (@billysweatt), and Mike Duco (@Duco1787), who’s back from the grave (understandable, since he’s a vampire) and working his tail off to convince Victor Oreskovich to sign up next.
There are more, too. Kevin Bieksa has indicated that there are a number of other Canucks simply using Twitter as a reader (and to keep tabs on their teammates’ shenanigans, presumably). This probably serves to explain the suspected Keith Ballard account (@keith_ballard4) that continues to lay dormant, as well as the suspicious @_eagle23 and @Lappy14 accounts that Kevin Bieksa is following, indicating that they’re probably Alex Edler and Maxim Lapierre, respectively.
There’s also this suspicious Herb Bagel (@slavy_72) character, whom I suspect might be some sort of onion man that travels with the team:
“Herb” bagel? Definitely an onion man.
It likely won’t be too long before a few other Canucks are tweeting as well. Who’s next? My money’s on Alex Burrows. I hope he tweets just like he speaks.Tags: canucks on twitter, Twitter