The Olympics are in full swing, with the elimination medal rounds under way. The New York Islanders are scheduled to return to the practice rink tomorrow as the league officially re-opens their doors after the break for non-participants. And the trade freeze will be lifted on the 24th, as general managers continue to work the phones, looking for the right Stanley Cup winning combination.
All that does not mean, however, that we stop our weekly features such as tweets of the week. Even with Islanders hockey at a standstill, there is still some pretty interesting things going on throughout the social media giant and we like to highlight those who stand out in their clever or just plain factual status updates.
So without further adieu, let’s jump into this weeks installment……
Dan Petriw comes up with a gem of a meme here, celebrating the USA’s Olympic win over Russia in game two of the preliminary round.
— Dan Petriw (@DanDanNoodles78) February 15, 2014
As if TJ Oshie needed to endure himself more to Americans, he comes out and says this….After the Olympics, I think me and him should get an apartment together and be roommates and best friends.
Welcome to the dark side Anthony, who writes for the excellent IslesBlog. Try the cherry, it’s delicious.
Had to throw this in there. The Walking Dead is in the middle of an outstanding season and if you chose to watch the NBA all-stars instead, I simply cannot help you. I will keep checking to see if there is someone who can.
The Walking Dead > NBA All-Star game
— Shawn Isenegger (@yankeesdevils5) February 17, 2014
Fresh off the press (and Finland’s 3-1 victory over Russia) is this from EJ…..
The smart, determined Finns have medaled in every Olympics since the NHLers started participating in ’98. Is this their year for gold?
— EJ Hradek (@EJHradek_NHL) February 19, 2014
Lee is a great hockey follow and takes a moment to chirp at some of the coverage live from Sochi.
Apparently, Olympic hockey analysis just means having Wikipedia open while you’re on Twitter, and still fumbling the info.
— Lee Snowden (@SnowdenNHL) February 19, 2014