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  • Social media reacts to the end of the NHL Lockout


    Social media reacts to the end of the NHL Lockout

    Joe Makarski January 6, 2013
    Boston Bruins, Andrew Ference, NHL Lockout, Bruins Blogs, Boston Bruins Blogs, hockey, Bruins news, Bruins updates, Twitter, Facebook, Social Media

    (S. Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference had plenty to say on his Twitter account (@Ferknuckle) on the end of the NHL Lockout.

    After concluding their last round of negotiations early Sunday morning, the NHL owners and NHLPA ended their 113-day lockout and agreed to start an abbreviated season in 2013. While the schedule has not been announced quite yet, it is expected that the league will conduct a 48 or 50-game schedule.

    But while hockey fans will still have to wait a little bit to start the season, there was still plenty of reaction on Facebook and Twitter – from media pundits and players to the fans. Let’s take a look at the best responses on the end of the NHL Lockout.

    We’ll begin with the players reaction on the Twitterverse. Embedded below are tweets of sympathy from fellow Bruin teammates Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) and Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92), while Massachusetts native and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6), who had something to say about report from a member of the Boston media last month.




    Speaking of the Boston media, here’s some of the better tweets from the Bruins scribes the last 24 hours, including CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) and ESPN Boston’s James Muprhy (@MurphysLaw74).


    On a national basis, #Dregerface seems to be doing quite well after making its debut earlier in the week, while #BoomerKnew could be trending soon. My former colleague at Inside Hockey and ex-Detroit Red Wings social media guru, Jake Duhaime (@jakeduhaime) threw in this pop culture reference about the fans’ relationship with the NHL.

    To end the Twitter portion of the article, what would a social media article be without a reference – and a self promotion – from former pro wrestler The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik).

    And yes, we heard what you had to say about the end of the lockout on the Bruins Daily and Boston Bruins Examiner Facebook pages. We have included all your responses below (apologies for the fuzzy images, but click on the screens for a better view).

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    Responses from the Bruins Daily page on the end of the NHL Lockout

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    Responses from the Boston Bruins Examiner Facebook Page on the end of the NHL Lockout

    Keep it here on Bruins Daily throughout the week as we get you prepared for the 2013 NHL season.

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