After a season that many fans will understandably want to consign to history, there was some genuine excitement in Vancouver as the schedule for the 2016-17 season was announced.
That was until the Canucks social media team began flooding peoples’ Twitter feeds with a series of faux “Save the date” style invites that they sent to every team in the league.
Yes, that’s right, the Canucks were tweeting more than a budgie on Red Bull as they sent out 30 messages back-to-back, much to the bemusement of their fans, and some of their NHL counterparts.
If you weren’t on Twitter this morning – and let’s take a moment to be thankful that you weren’t – here’s a taste of some of the tweets which ranged from hilarious to just plain stupid:
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 21, 2016
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 21, 2016
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 21, 2016
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 21, 2016
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 21, 2016
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) June 21, 2016
@VanCanucks ……..in six months
— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) June 21, 2016
Reaction to the Canucks’ social media bombardment wasn’t all good however. In fact plenty of their fellow teams, and fans, vented their frustration as the Canucks continued to post Tweet after Tweet.
— #LAKings (@LAKings) June 21, 2016
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) June 21, 2016
@VanCanucks stop it
— jared (@burrdon) June 21, 2016
@VanCanucks is your spam over?
— Jamie (@nonamesleft53) June 21, 2016
— Mick (@mjb1963) June 21, 2016
@VanCanucks – Unfollowing thanks to the spam. Whoever is running your Twitter account needs to be fired.
— Rick Evans (@IMatricksI) June 21, 2016
— Cohen is cool (@CohenHickerty42) June 21, 2016
@VanCanucks you’re even worse that those people who live tweet soccer games
— Nick Losacco (@NickLosacco) June 21, 2016