Islanders: Ranking The Players Most Likely To Get On TikTok
By Matt O'Leary
Now in week 2 of the quarantine, we take a look at which player from the New York Islanders is most likely to make a TikTok first.
Like most American’s, I’ve been “working” from home for nearly two weeks. I have a lot of downtime and with no sports on I’ve found myself looking for new areas of entertainment outside of the New York Islanders.
I discovered the Tiger King today on Netflix, which is an absolutely wild ride. It’s too much to explain and I don’t want to derail this article but if you’re looking for some time to kill check out that seven-part documentary.
Over this time social distancing, as Eyes on Isles token millennial, I have burned countless hours on the app, TikTok. Now, some of our younger readers are likely very familiar but if you’re not, that’s quite alright I’ll explain.
You see, TikTok is the greatest app ever invented. While I’m only half-joking with that sentiment, it’s genuinely one of my favorite time wasters. It’s an app where users can post videos, up to a minute in length, and it’s structured very similar to Vine.
It’s a little more out there than what Vine was but it’s a similar concept with a few extra touches to improve it. Here’s a couple of examples of some viral TikToks you might’ve seen.
It’s fun to laugh, and scroll down the For You Page and get lost for hours. Hat tip to @Islesbrassard who tweeted “whose gonna be the first isles player to make a tiktok” that sparked this idea for me to get way too involved in breaking this down.
Let’s take a look at the most likely and least likely candidates:
Anthony Beauvillier fits right into the TikTok demographic at 22 years old. He also has a fun sense of humor and social media presence, the entire Anna Kendric saga for instance. Beau is a prime candidate to hop on the TikTok trend.
Barzal, like Beau, is 22-years-old and pretty pop culture informed. For instance, he referenced Kylie Jenner in an intermission interview with Shannon Hogan.
While Beau seems to be slightly more likely to hop on that kind of trend, Mat Barzal isn’t too far behind.
Pageau, the newest Islander is slightly older at 27-years-old. While he is on the “older side” in TikTok terms, he definitely seems like someone who is open to internet trends. Earlier this week he posted this video on his Instagram story:
Wahlstrom is sneaky my number one choice here. His sister, Alexandra, makes TikToks all the time and he always shares them on his Insta story. I feel like his sister is going to convince him to make a TikTok and it’ll go from there.
Martin is on the older side at 30 years old but I could totally see him and Sydney doing a couples TikTok.
Michael Dal Colle
Michael Dal Colle, at 25 years old, on paper seems like a wise choice but after doing some digging I’m not so sure. He’s been on Twitter since 2012 but has only sent out 686 tweets. He doesn’t seem like someone who is going to be posting on TikTok.
Are we sure Leo Komarov knows what a smartphone is?
Ross The Boss is right in that demographic at 25 years old but do we really expect a guy who does this to be making videos dancing along to Doja Cat?
He might look hip at times when he has those glasses on with the mustache but Cal Clutterbuck does not seem like a TikTok guy. Twitter videos with his kids climbing on him yes, “put a finger down” videos on Tok? I don’t think so.
Varly isn’t on Twitter, or Facebook so I highly doubt he knows what TikTok is even.
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Did I leave someone off the list for who would be most likely to have a TikTok? Let us know in the comments or on socials…God, we need sports back.