In this day and age, social media is necessary to pass along news and information. Twitter is a great example of this new age in reporting, but sometimes the noise can get too loud. Sports media on Twitter can get overcrowded and sometimes just downright overwhelming.
So, when you want to know more about the Boston Bruins, who do you turn to? Well, here is my list of ten Boston Bruins Twitter accounts to follow.
Official Boston Bruins
Starting with the obvious, the Boston Bruins official Twitter account. When other people report on Bruins news, nothing is more official than coming straight from the team. Full of quotes from players about the game and live Tweets during the game. The Twitter account is usually the first to break Bruins news.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 5, 2013
Patrice Bergeron said he had broken rib, torn cartilage entering the game and played with a separated shoulder sustained tonight ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 25, 2013
To the best fans and greatest city in the world, thank you. Watch now: http://t.co/kiyH35F4Ut
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 27, 2013
Patrick Power, Jr.
Diehard Boston Bruins fan Patrick Power, Jr. is known among Bruins fans on Twitter as the creator of the “#BruinsFam”. His Tweets could get a little NSFW at times due to his passionate nature. Power, Jr. is very interactive with his fans and will pretty much follow you back. He also adds a little levity with his humor.
Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com is one of the best Bruins reporters of them all. He has great insight into the game and seems to break a lot of Bruins news, something that Bruins fans might want to know.
Sources have told me Marc Savard will be getting his name on the Stanley Cup along w/the rest of his #bruins teammates. Good news for No. 91
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) September 12, 2011
Baby crying in back of Jet Blue flight packed w/Boston media. Pilot just got on intercom and asked if "Sidney Crosby was in the back crying"
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 4, 2013
Very popular Bruins play-by-play guy Jack Edwards is very passionate about his Boston Bruins and you can tell that in his Tweets. Despite his blatant homerism, Edwards is a guy who really knows his hockey
HOLD ME DOWN. HERE WE GO.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) October 3, 2013
Crawford great save on Paille moving across front. I'm gonna blow a gasket soon.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) June 25, 2013
No whining. It's the Stanley Cup. It should be a brutal battle. Guys are going to get clipped and hurt. Let 'em play.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) June 23, 2013
Despite not playing on the Bruins anymore due to concussion problems, Marc Savard is still a much beloved figure in Boston. He genuinely misses the game of hockey and would love to step out on the ice once more. Savard is a guy who will have a bright future in hockey after his playing days as either a coach, scout, or an analyst. He is also appreciative of all of his fans and followers.
— Marc Savard (@MSavvy91) October 3, 2013
Thanks for the overwhelming amount of birthday wishes greatest fans ever #lovemyfans
— Marc Savard (@MSavvy91) July 17, 2013
— Marc Savard (@MSavvy91) May 23, 2013
Boston bruins winger and toughman Milan Lucic is a very interactive user. Lucic will try to answer any fan questions that he can, he recently conducted a Q&A session back in September. Lucic uses the majority of his account to promote the charity, Celebrities for Charity.
Hey everyone, will be answering some questions shortly, shoot me a tweet with #rockandjock and I will try to answer
— Milan Lucic (@27MilanLucic) September 4, 2013
— Milan Lucic (@27MilanLucic) June 28, 2013
Amalie Benjamin is a Boston Bruins beat writer for the Boston Globe. She live tweets the games and gets behind the scenes of the Boston Bruins. She recently just moved on from writing for the Red Sox to the Bruins, but hasn’t missed a beat.
So far I've learned from Claude Julien that "Bergy is Bergy" and "Tuukka's been Tuukka."
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) October 7, 2013
Gregory Campbell was jogging around the third floor of the Garden a bit ago. Looks like he's ready to go.
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) September 19, 2013
Boston Bruins prospect Bobby Robins is worth the follow if you are a Bruins fan. Not only is Robins a prospect within the Bruins ranks, but he also writes a blog and is interactive with his followers. Robins doesn’t just tweet about hockey, he tweets about a variety of different matters like video games and what podcasts you should listen to, just to name a few. You can follow his journey as he tries to make it to Boston via his Twitter account.
— Bobby Robins (@BobbyRobinsPro) September 21, 2013
— Bobby Robins (@BobbyRobinsPro) August 8, 2013
— Bobby Robins (@BobbyRobinsPro) March 8, 2013
The official Twitter account of BruinsDaily.com, a Bruins based site, this account keeps fans up to date on the latest in Boston Bruins news. Whether it be signing, injury, or rumor, @BruinsDaily is on top of it.
FWIW: #Bruins are now 37-36-16 all time in season-opening games and have won two season openers in a row
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) October 4, 2013
Charlie Jacobs on Behind the B: "I think its great to show it and engage with our fanbase." Admitted that he watched Hawks banner night, too
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) October 2, 2013
Fluto Shinzawa has been a Boston Bruins reporter with the Boston Globe for quite some time now, and when he reports something, you can be sure it is fact. Shinzawa live tweets during the games, but he won’t bombard your feed with constant updates, he knows how to pick and choose. He also knows how to add some humor in some of his tweets showing that reporters can be humorous, too.
Words never typed on this computer: Bruins PP is really, really good.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) October 6, 2013
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) June 8, 2011
Jeremy Jacobs bidding for Globe. Always thought beer at Garden was underpriced.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) June 30, 2013
Had to check to see if Malkin's still on ice. Easy to spot Crosby. He's giving away puck.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) June 4, 2013
What do you think of the list? Did I miss any? Comment below or send me a Tweet, @MarkWGraham
Mark Wallace Graham has been a writer for TheHockeyWriters.com since March 2013. Growing up in New England, Boston Bruins hockey was in my blood. Follow me on Twitter, @MarkWGraham