12 Greatest NHL Tweets of the Year: 2016

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In 2016, smartphones weren’t just used for playing Pokemon Go and searching fruitlessly for a website that streams Prince music. They were also used to tweet about hockey. Here, month by month, are the best NHL tweets of the year.

We’ll have to side with Roberto Luongo on this one and hand the crown to Phil Kessel.

The ageless Jaromir Jagr switches his All-Star Game fears from 3-on-3 to Big John Scott:

More: January’s Top 10 tweets

Remember when Steven Stamkos’s status as the most coveted impending free agent led to him getting stalked by some creeper in Montreal? He does.

More: February’s Top 10 tweets

“Spacey in Space” remains the best random hockey tradition of the year, if not ever.

More: March’s Top 10 tweets

The month Hockey Twitter was the owned and operated by Tony X., and the rest of us just followed:

More: April’s Top 10 tweets

Playoff fun, Jumbo-sized:

More: May’s Top 10 tweets

The Pegulas’ dream come true…

More: June’s Top 10 tweets

Paul Bissonnette doesn’t land an NHL deal but somehow manages to win free agency frenzy:

More: July’s Top 10 tweets

The perfect tweet from our favourite account, upon Sean Monahan’s signing and Johnny Gaudreau’s long-delayed contract settlement:

More: August’s Top 10 tweets

Phil Kessel, Stanley Cup champion, Tweet of the Year winner.

More: September’s Top 10 tweets

Sun’s out, guns out.

More: October’s Top 10 tweets

Bon Jovi approves of the Maple Leafs’ sing-along kids:

More: November’s Top 10 tweets

Booing all other innocent fans > Cheering the cute little Red Wings fan.

More: December’s Top 10 tweets

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