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The Emoji King

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Montreal Canadiens netminder Keith Kinkaid has a language all to himself on Hockey Twitter.

He types in code, or Kincode, after every Habs win – firing off a tweet that typically generates more than a thousand likes in a matter of minutes.

Kinkaid’s emoji-filled, celebratory keyboard blasts began in New Jersey, but he carried the tradition to Columbus and then across the border this season to Montreal. 

The tweets are their own language, appreciated universally in both English and French in Montréal and across La Belle Province.

“I just wanted to have fun with it. Then it kind of took off,” Kinkaid said. “I’ve gone team to team and I didn’t know I was going to have to keep doing it, but it’s fun to get fans engaged. I think the fans like player interaction.


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