by Forechecker on 01/19/09 at 03:23 PM ET
As I wrote last month, NHL fans are flocking to Twitter in huge numbers, using the micro-blogging service to talk about the game in both a public way with a broad base of fans, or in smaller groups centered around certain teams. What has been lacking so far, however, is the legitimate presence of a star player to join in the discussion, like Jerry Rice or THE_REAL_SHAQ, who keep a steady dialogue going.
Now, the NHL has its first star representation in the Twitterverse; this is from Michael DiLorenzo, the NHL’s Director of Corporate Communications and a regular presence on Twitter:
So here’s the big news: we’ve convinced Alex Ovechkin to Tweet leading up to the All-Star Game. Follow him @ovi8. It’s legit.
So far the posts are few and far between, but it bears watching. Hopefully other players will get out here as well and give us something more than “the boys played real hard, just getting ready for the next game.”
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