No matter what you think about social media and websites such as Facebook and Twitter, there is no question that it is much easier to stay up-to-date on the events of the day because of them. Instead of waiting for the nightly news on your local television station, or waiting until you get home to check your favorite news website online, you can find out exactly what is going on in the world by grabbing your cell phone and logging in to Twitter. What makes Twitter so great is that you can pick and choose who you select to follow, resulting in a customized timeline of news that matters to you, which is why of course the vast majority of people that I follow are people in the hockey industry. It makes days like Free Agent Frenzy and the NHL Trade Deadline so exciting, as @TSNBobMcKenzie and @DarrenDreger usually tweet it before they report it on TSN!
What makes Twitter even more exciting for hockey fans is the fact that many players have followed the trail blazed by @BizNasty2point0 and have found a different way to connect with their fans. Many NHL players are on Twitter, but it seems that a large number of Winnipeg Jets players are taking advantage of this opportunity. Andrew Ladd, Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler, Alexander Burmistrov, Eric Fehr, Carl Klingberg and Ben Maxwell all make regular contributions, and more Jets have been added lately, including Tanner Glass and Tim Stapleton.
Unfortunately for fans of the sport, the NHL has just insituted a new Social Media Policy that will keep players from tweeting on game-days, but off-days will still be open for business. Luckily this policy didn't effect their ability to tweet over the summer, as a number of Winnipeg Jets tweeted their feelings during the offseason about many things, including the move from Atlanta, the Jets name, and how awesome Winnipeg is. Don't believe me? Check it out after the jump - almost every tweet says that Winnipeg is great and many included exclamation marks! Stay tuned for more editions of Jets Tweets as the season goes on!