Twitter Battles!


Couple of interesting twitter battles tonight.

First, Damien Cox and Alan, The Twitter Blocker Walsh:

Damien: “Strange how Andrew Ference led the NHLPA mutiny against Paul Kelly and is now nowhere to be found with CBA negotiations. APB sent out.

The Blocker “Funny how only people in hockey still talking about Kelly are few in media+NHL executives. What does that tell you? @DamoSpin @GlobeKPD

Damien: “@walsha Funny how agents who purport to care for players don’t demand openness, release of Kelly report. What is there to hide? #alltalk.

The Blocker: “NHLPA has never been so open+ communicative. Players have never been so active, involved as right now. Credit Don Fehr for that.

Damien: “@walsha Same line that was used under Goodenow. Same propaganda. And I notice u still won’t demand release of Kelly report. Why? #alltalk

The Blocker: “A bit preoccupied in the throes of an owners lockout. Haven’t heard Kelly demand release of Kelly report, not that anyone cares.

The Blocker:”All I ever heard was Kelly insisting on confidentiality clause to prevent NHLPA from ever releasing facts. Kelly waived clause?

Damien:” @walsha So much for openness. You’re for secrecy, Don’t trust players with info. Wouldn’t want them to think for themselves, huh?

Damien: “@walsha You get that fib from Eric?Or Ian? Or The Donald himself?

The Blocker: “I do see Kelly retweeting Recchi’s call for players to cave in and take deal now, its only going to get worse.”

The Blocker: “Why didn’t you show up for Toronto Star meeting with Fehr? You were only one who didn’t show. You could have asked him yourself.”

Damien: “@walsha Actually, he was invited to speak to editorial board. More facts wrong (purposely) by you. Getting to be a pattern. Try the truth.

The Blocker:”More relevant, what does it say about the former executive director? @Nick_Hand @DamoSpin #NHLPA”

Damien: “So @walsha why not just answer the question? Why won’t you demand release of Kelly report? Just tell us why.”

Damien: “Come on @walsha. We’re all waiting for your answer.”

Damien: “helloooooo @walsha????? Allan?”

Damien “I think we’re done here. What a joke. Goodnight folks.”

Earlier, as word was breaking about the Blue Jays apparent trade, Bruce Arthur tweeted about how Miami residents got totally taken to the cleaners by the Marlins owner who got his stadium built with tax payers money only to blow up the team in this deal with the Jays. Blair took offense to that and a couple of tweet backs ensued. It was good stuff, unfortunately, I can’t seem to be abel to put it all together like I did above, but here a few gems:

Blair: “@bruce_arthur It’s pro sports, baby. If politicos are stupid enough to build stadiums, that’s on them – not the owners, frankly.”

Arthur: “@GloBlair Half-true, half-bullshit, Blair. Criminal behaviour’s still criminal, even if it’s government-abetted.”

Blair: “@bruce_arthur No. All true, unless you live in fantasy land. I moved out of there a while ago.”

Arthur: “@GloBlair Hilarious amorality, Blair.”

Blair : “@bruce_arthur Maybe. I’ll cede the high moral ground to you. You’re comfortable there … I’m not.”

Arthur : “@GloBlair Ground ain’t that high, my friend.”

God bless twitter, great interactions we never would have seen before.

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mike in boston
mike in boston
November 14, 2012 7:37 am

we get it, you don’t like Walsh. But at this point basically anytime Cox gets in a fight with him on Twitter it’s front page news here. The case against Walsh would be stronger if people other than proven Twitter-asshole Damian Cox were on the other side, but I don’t hear about other hockey insiders bashing Walsh. Maybe i’m wrong about that …

the Blair/Arthur exchange is indeed quite interesting. Arthur loses by referring to public financing as “criminal” though. The Glendale folks proved the old adage that you shouldn’t attribute malice where stupidity will do just as well. A lot of public financing decisions are stupid, but that doesn’t make most of them criminal.

Itchy Butt
Itchy Butt
November 14, 2012 8:42 am

Hey I think I heard about the Walsh/Cox battle on the Who Gives A Shit channel!

Mike S
Mike S
November 14, 2012 10:15 am
Reply to  mike in boston

Doug MacLean has bashed Walsh numerous times……………..and Millard said that he was going to stop following Walsh on Twitter during the lockout because he was getting tired of Walsh’s rhetoric

November 14, 2012 10:33 am
Reply to  Mike S

Add Dreger to the list too

mike in boston
mike in boston
November 14, 2012 11:31 am
Reply to  Mike S

thanks for the clarification. does Walsh have any allies?

also, publicly threatening to unfollow people is the lamest thing ever.

November 15, 2012 4:27 am
Reply to  Mike S

Cox and MacLean getting into heated fights with people isn’t surprising though. Millard might be different though, he seems to have an easier going personality, but I’ve only heard him occasionally.

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