Fantasy Hockey: 10 Essential Twitter Accounts to Follow

Slow hockey nights, it seems like your TV is like this but hey, we have hope for you. (File Photo)
Escape the stone age and join the twitter sensation (File Photo)

Here at The Hockey Writers we strive to maximize our readers’ multimedia NHL coverage. Articles routinely feature player interviews, videos and pictures form our friends at USA Today. With the expanding role of social media in sporting news, I’d be remiss not to mention some of the best twitter accounts to follow for fantasy hockey insight. Without further adieu, here are the ten essential accounts to follow for all of your last minute waiver pick ups and drops.

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NHL Fantasy Hockey (@NHLFantasy)

This follow should come as a no-brainer. NHL Fantasy Hockey tweets their own material rather infrequently, but they re-tweet a multitude of fantasy hockey experts from all around the US and Canada. When they aren’t offering the latest NHL stats and trends, the good people at @NHLFantasy are getting the fans involved with the experts to maximize the social media experience.

NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Insiders

Along with @NHLFantasy, following their three main NHL.com fantasy hockey insiders is paramount to your team’s success. Aside from churning out content for nhl.com/fantasy, these three spend time to interact with fans and each other on “the twitter” (as your mom likely calls it). They often pose questions, offer start ’em/sit em advice and provide you with can’t miss stats and videos

Matt Cubeta (@NHLQubes)

Pete Jensen (@NHLJensen)

Matt Sitkoff (@msitkoffNHL)

Rotoworld Hockey (@Rotoworld_HK)

Rotoworld is an amazing tool for all fantasy hockey users. With nearly 20,000 career tweets, this  account updates the inter-webs with every injury, surprise start and scratch. They also provide links to new articles as they are posted on the NHL page on Rotoworld’s website. Don’t just follow @Rotoworld_HK though; make sure to also follow two of their bigger twitter personalities/writers James O’Brien and Michael Finewax.

James O’Brien (@CycleLikeSedins)

Michael Finewax (@mfinewaxhockey)

Darryl Dobbs (@DobberHockey)

Darryl Dobbs, or simply Dobber, is a master of the mathematics behind fantasy hockey statistics. After all, he was a statistics major at University of Guelph. Dobber has been a staple of Puck Daddy and The Hockey News for years, and his twitter account is the perfect place for bucket loads of fantasy hockey insight. His tweets often contain links to his own website http://hockey.dobbersports.com/ which features other great minds of the fantasy hockey world.

Fantasy Hockey Go (@FantasyHockeyGo)

Disclaimer: Fantasy Hockey Go does not tweet it’s own original material. That being said, this has to be one of my favorite fantasy hockey follows out there. As opposed to creating their own content, this handle is focused on the distribution of others’ material. Any given day, FHG is good for 5 or so can’t miss articles, many of which you would have never seen without their help.  Because of Fantasy Hockey Go, I have been tuned into many new forums for fantasy hockey chatter.

https://twitter.com/FantasyHockeyGo/status/387656349682642945

https://twitter.com/FantasyHockeyGo/status/387248884772515840

https://twitter.com/FantasyHockeyGo/status/382990639194849280

Yes, that last tweet was a shameless plug for one of my previous articles. What can I say, Fantasy Hockey Go knows high quality material when they see it! (would use tongue-in-cheek font if it existed)

Chris Wassel (@ChrisWasselTHW

Last, but certainly not least, give a follow to my brother in arms Chris Wassel. Wassel is a social media fiend, and absolutely breathes hockey. Aside from his beloved New Jersey Devils, Wassel loves to debate fantasy hockey. If you ever have a waiver wire inquiry or a starter/bench question, tag Chris in a tweet. 99% chance your @mentions will ring in under a minute. If you are looking for some of Chris Wassel’s own material, check him out on The Hockey Writers or at the previously mentioned Dobber Hockey.

 

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