Flames tweet: Hemsky contract offer a ‘joke’

THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — The Battle of Alberta briefly took to Twitter on Friday.

Shortly after news surfaced that the rival Edmonton Oilers had extended a contract offer to forward Ales Hemsky, reaction was posted on the Calgary Flames’ verified Twitter account.

"$10 Million over two years for Hemsky is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long, long time. I hope it happens. #whatajoke"

The tweet generated considerable buzz prior to being deleted.

Afterwards, the Flames posted another message explaining the incident: "We apologize for a tweet that was sent out from our account inadvertently. We are looking into the matter."

Calgary and Edmonton next face off on the ice at Rexall Place on March 16.