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Habs Twitter Draft: Pre-Draft Rankings

I am the insiderrrrr

Well folks, it's that time of year again; when we all gather around the fire and participate in the first annual Habs Twitter Draft!

Mastermind Arik assigned me the daunting task of creating a mock draft for the #habstwitterdraft. I had a problem with that, as illustrated below:

Arik: I want you to create a mock draft for the #habstwitterdraft

Me: Ok but wouldn't I just be picking your teams for you?

Arik: I thought of that, maybe do something else.

Me: Alright, cool.

Arik: You are really smart and handsome.

Me: I know.

That went on for a good 45 minutes.

The outcome was that I would do a Pre-Draft Ranking for all of the categories required in the #habstwitterdraft.

It is definitely not a mock draft.

I am definitely not picking their teams for them.

Enjoy these rankings, with some tweets and in depth hard hitting analysis.

Remember, these are my views, if you don't like them I have others.

Current Canadiens Players

The thing about the Habs tweeting is that they're pretty on par with the rest of the athlete twitter world. There are some gems out there but a lot of it is RTs of people asking them to RT stuff (birthdays, charities, sex requests etc.)

1. George Parros

Parros gets number 1 for his bio alone: On-ice assailant, power play specialist, minister of moustachery. (The joke is that he isn't a power play specialist, get it?).

He ate an entire cow whole.

Wise

Never sleeping again

2. Alex Galchenyuk

If Galchenyuk scores as much as he tweets things a 19 year old would tweet then we're in for a great season.

Moooom

I still haven't seen it

3. P.K. Subban

PK's twitter account is a combination of pictures of him working out, #ALWAYSON hashtags and himself trying to be Hulk Hogan in the 80s.

Adonis

Whatcha gonna do when Subbamania runs wild on you, brother?

Crotch shot!

4. Brandon Prust

Nothing flashy, reliable, always leaves you satisfied. (Am I describing his twitter feed or my sex life? If it's the latter you can throw in "godly")

Creepy

Truth

Nice dude!

Honorable Mentions:

Josh Gorges: He has some pretty good tweets, look it up, I'm not doing everything for you.
Brendan Gallagher: He's real cute and is a Canadiens player on twitter.

Members of the English Montreal media

There are a lot of these guys/girls out there, and a lot of them are fantastic. I would include all of you but there are strict rules that I need to adhere to, I can't just pick and choose when to apply the rules what do you think I am an NHL ref? (HEYO!)

Note: After I typed (HEYO!) I went on a 3 hour walk through the wilderness. I did a lot of thinking and soul-searching and decided to included everyone who is a member of the media who you wouldn't consider a "blogger." That's print/internet print/radio/TV etc. Here's a top 10. All of this is strictly related to their twitter presence and has nothing to do with their work outside the twitter realm. If you're not following this list then there's something wrong with your brain.

I feel like this is going to get me a lot of hate, if anyone hates this I totally didn't write it.

Felt weird doing this because I really like a lot of these people.

1. Arpon Basu

Arpon is the managing editor for LNH.com, though his tweets are mostly in English. He engages in discussion, posts news, is active and isn't afraid to share his opinion.

2. Eric Engels

Engels is one of if not my favourite read/feeds on twitter. He's witty and brings something different than just reporting on the Canadiens. He's also really active and engages with his followers which is something you like to see.

3. John Lu

If you want straight up reporting, John Lu is your man. He's at pretty much every Habs related event and will be one of the first to tweet lineups/news etc.

See?

Informative!

Gossip

I'm still looking.

4. Dave Stubbs

Stubbs is a romantic. Every tweet is a feature and he does it well, giving you information from an angle that few are able to get it from.

Anyone else scared that this thing is going to implode the entire downtown core?

Random song.

Stubbs may have the ability to morph into a fly on the wall.

5. Conor McKenna

Conor is surging into the Montreal sports media scene and we couldn't be happier about that. Perfect combination of snark, knowledge and "down to earth-ness." He might own the best dog in the world.

Felger was unavailable for comment

A bad one

-Ned Flanders

Great tweet

Best dog ever

6. Mitch Melnick

Melnick's tweets are short and sweet, he carries over his radio work to the twitter world and it's pretty entertaining.

Zuckerberg also dropped out of Harvard

That's bad

It takes balls to boss the godfather around

7. Ted Bird

Ted's feed is great, to say the least. He's sarcastic (in a good way) and hilarious.

Lofty goals

8. Brian Wilde

The best thing about Wilde's twitter presence is that he debates, a lot, with his followers. Hard to find a member of the MSM who engages as much as him.

No

9. Heather Engel

Heather is very underrated. She seems to have access to every event and is not shy to tweet quotes and news that others miss. She also provides some great commentary to the news which is nice.

Hal Gill is a large individual

Why does Uniprix need a mascot? What's Uniprix?

That's a lot folks

Wouldn't have known that otherwise

Drafts....are those ever useless.

He was later donated to the HHoF

10. Tony Marinaro

Tony is Tony on twitter as is he on the radio, embracing his persona to the letter.

There are a few more that go on like that.

Bonus Addition: Mike Boone

Mike flew under the radar because he "retired" not too long ago. I'm adding him to the list because his tweets are classic.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Someone tell the fans in the upper bowl the Wave sucked even when it didn&#39;t.</p>&mdash; Mike Boone (@HabsBlogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsBlogger/statuses/382307731530477569">September 24, 2013</a></blockquote>
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In the UK it's called the Mexican Wave for some reason

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Least likely Selke Trophy finalists: David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty</p>&mdash; Mike Boone (@HabsBlogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsBlogger/statuses/382294987892736000">September 24, 2013</a></blockquote>
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But MOST likely Stanley Cup winners.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bell Centre faithful developing a taste for Tinordi.</p>&mdash; Mike Boone (@HabsBlogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsBlogger/statuses/382292624293392384">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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And it tastes gooooood

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brandon Prust laid a whuppin&#39; on someone named Alexander Urbom</p>&mdash; Mike Boone (@HabsBlogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsBlogger/statuses/382291752310173696">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Made me laugh

Members of the French Montreal media

Il ya beaucoup de ces gars / filles là-bas, et beaucoup d'entre eux sont fantastiques. J'inclurais vous tous, mais il ya des règles strictes que je dois respecter, je ne peux pas choisir quand appliquer les règles qu'est-ce que vous pensez que je suis un arbitre LNH? (HEYO!)

Note: Après avoir tapé (HEYO!) Je suis allé sur une promenade de 3 heures à travers le désert. J'ai fait beaucoup de réflexion et d'introspection et a décidé d'inclure tout le monde qui est un membre des médias qui vous ne seriez pas envisager un "blogueur". C'est print / internet print / radio / télévision, etc Voici un top 5. Tout cela est strictement liée à leur présence sur twitter et n'a rien à voir avec leur travail en dehors de la sphère twitter. Si vous ne suivez pas cette liste alors il ya quelque chose de mal avec votre cerveau.

J'ai l'impression que cela va me faire beaucoup de haine, si quelqu'un déteste cela, je n'ai absolument pas l'écrire.

C'était bizarre de faire cela parce que je l'aime vraiment beaucoup de ces personnes.

1. Marc-Antoine Godin

Marc-Antoine is a beat writer for La Presse and the best account in terms of French Media out there. He's always quick to report news and opinions as well as interact with his followers. Like the majority of the fanbase his tweets are "70% French and 30% English"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cam Ward est de retour pour la 3e période. Il doit déjà trouver la soirée longue.</p>&mdash; Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAGodin/statuses/381229235316088832">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It was a longue night for him indeed

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Habs all over Hurricanes, leading 4-0 in the 1st. And Canes are 4-5 players away from a full lineup! Dangerously static group in their zone.</p>&mdash; Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAGodin/statuses/381209418781577217">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Love the Franglais

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Michel Therrien a été limpide: à ses yeux, Douglas Murray fait partie de son top 6.</p>&mdash; Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAGodin/statuses/380736231845265408">September 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Lame

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Morgan Ellis hasn&#39;t played in any of the three scrimmages and won&#39;t play again in the 2nd pre-season game. And he&#39;s not hurt. Odd.</p>&mdash; Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAGodin/statuses/379451864216907776">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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30%

2. Renaud Lavoie

Lavoie left RDS for TVA Sports, for some reason ($), so he will undoubtedly be the go to guy if and when the Nordiques come back. Why is he this high on the list? (Nordiques suck)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Waivers: Blanchard, Nicolas&#10;CAR&#10;Boychuk, Zach&#10;CAR&#10;Jordan, Michal&#10;CAR&#10;Palushaj, Aaron&#10;CAR&#10;Peters, Justin&#10;CAR&#10;Staal, Jared&#10;CAR&#10;Davison, Rob&#10;SJ</p>&mdash; Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) <a href="https://twitter.com/LavoieRenaud/statuses/381820506594627584">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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One of the only people who does this.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lars Eller a indiqué aux journalistes qu&#39;il ne voulait plus parler de sa dernière commotion cérébrale. Il se sent bien et c&#39;est derrière lui</p>&mdash; Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) <a href="https://twitter.com/LavoieRenaud/statuses/378576534573170689">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Atta be Lars

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Le CH ne fera pas d&#39;offres à Simon Gagné pour le moment. Comme pour bien des équipes, s&#39;il y a des blessés la situation pourrait changer.</p>&mdash; Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) <a href="https://twitter.com/LavoieRenaud/statuses/378563255872290816">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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We already have one injury prone over the hill French Canadian thank you very much

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hybrid icing try out will start during the preseason. In the next 2 weeks, the NHLPA will decide if it will be implement during the season.</p>&mdash; Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) <a href="https://twitter.com/LavoieRenaud/statuses/378329255639527424">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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A lot of his French tweets are followed up by English ones, which is cool of him.

3. Guillaume LeFrancois

Hell of a last name eh? Bad. Ass. Sounds like a Bond villain. Guillaume is a high quality follow and should be on your list if he isn't already on it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Price sur Tinordi: &quot;C’est un gros joueur robuste et il sait jouer au hockey, il est mobile. Je l’aime bien, un bon gars en plus.&quot;</p>&mdash; Guillaume Lefrançois (@GLefrancoisRC) <a href="https://twitter.com/GLefrancoisRC/statuses/381604085394579456">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Great quote

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Therrien sur Bournival: &quot;Il est hot ces temps-ci.&quot;</p>&mdash; Guillaume Lefrançois (@GLefrancoisRC) <a href="https://twitter.com/GLefrancoisRC/statuses/381600171618217984">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Bournival, so hot right now

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Rene Bourque a clairement mangé du chien enragé ce soir. Ou du pâté chinois avec ketchup</p>&mdash; Guillaume Lefrançois (@GLefrancoisRC) <a href="https://twitter.com/GLefrancoisRC/statuses/381564434872688640">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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What a tweet

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Les partisans montréalais du gardiens des Hurricanes Mike Murphy seront déçus. Il est renvoyé dans la Ligue américaine</p>&mdash; Guillaume Lefrançois (@GLefrancoisRC) <a href="https://twitter.com/GLefrancoisRC/statuses/381471830483419136">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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NOOOOOOOOO

4. JF Chaumont

JF writes for the Journal and is a noted and respected member of the beat scene.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>John Scott en chiffres: 5 points (1b, 4a) en 180 matchs dans la LNH, mais 305 minutes de punition. Un poète de 6 pi 8 po et 270 lb...</p>&mdash; J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumont) <a href="https://twitter.com/JFChaumont/statuses/381978480771993600">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This is why you follow JF.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a>: Jarred Tinordi obtiendra un deuxième match d&#39;affilée. Contre les Bruins, ils auront l&#39;occasion de sortir ses épaules.</p>&mdash; J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumont) <a href="https://twitter.com/JFChaumont/statuses/379444026555912193">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Gordieeeee

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a>: &quot;J&#39;ai connu une saison OK l&#39;an dernier&quot; - Brendan Gallagher. Il aura encore faim cette saison, il ne prend rien pour acquis.</p>&mdash; J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumont) <a href="https://twitter.com/JFChaumont/statuses/377857175840112640">September 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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5. Richard Labbe

Rounding out the top 5 is Richard Labbe who is a write for La Presse. Give him a look.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ça jase pas mal de C.Price ici ce soir. J&#39;imagine à peine ça va être quoi s&#39;il part la saison avec deux défaites de suite.</p>&mdash; Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/Richardlabbe/statuses/381583904601153536">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>De la galerie de presse, le maillot des Canes ressemble au vieux maillot de l&#39;Armée rouge de Moscou. C&#39;est là que la comparaison s&#39;arrête.</p>&mdash; Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/Richardlabbe/statuses/381562791368204289">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Because they're bad

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Je ne vais jamais comprendre cette &quot;règle&quot; non-écrite qui stipule que dans la LNH, un gars qui donne un plaqué légal doit ensuite se battre.</p>&mdash; Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/Richardlabbe/statuses/381559943247036416">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Yes

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Le CH prévoit une foule de quelque 10 000 personnes ce soir à QUÉ. Flop ou succès selon vous?</p>&mdash; Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/Richardlabbe/statuses/381182924848381952">September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Hamilton Bulldogs media member

This is tricky because frankly I don't know many of them. Our number 1 is the clear cut number 1 authority on the Bulldogs within the media realm.

1. Derek Wills

Derek is the PBP announcer for the Bulldogs so you can pretty much get most if not all of your Bulldogs info from him when the media is concerned. Whoever drafts him will have Bulldogs advantage.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Louis Leblanc beats Peter Delmas high glove side with a WICKED wrist shot from the slot. Team White leads 4-0 in <a href="https://twitter.com/BulldogsAHL">@BulldogsAHL</a> scrimmage.</p>&mdash; Derek Wills (@dogsplaybyplay) <a href="https://twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay/statuses/381801293120950272">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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He live tweets the Bulldogs scrimmage games.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good intensity in the first on-ice sessions of training camp. Guys are finishing their checks, battling for pucks and position...and jobs.</p>&mdash; Derek Wills (@dogsplaybyplay) <a href="https://twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay/statuses/381454930197745664">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The hardest battle is the battle for a job. I had to kill 3 people to get mine.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Finally, a goal! Akim Aliu forces turnover in NZ, makes perfect pass to Joel Chouinard, who pinches in and one-times shot past Mike Condon.</p>&mdash; Derek Wills (@dogsplaybyplay) <a href="https://twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay/statuses/381436131801174016">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Akim Aliu forces a turnover in New Zealand

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HamOnt&amp;src=hash">#HamOnt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BulldogsAHL">@BulldogsAHL</a> graduate &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a> forward <a href="https://twitter.com/MaxPacioretty67">@MaxPacioretty67</a> on invite to <a href="https://twitter.com/usahockey">@USAHockey</a> Olympic Orientation Camp!</p>&mdash; Derek Wills (@dogsplaybyplay) <a href="https://twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay/statuses/360057705798451200">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Remember your roots.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>By re-signing <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertMayer29">@RobertMayer29</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a> can give <a href="https://twitter.com/BulldogsAHL">@BulldogsAHL</a> one of the top goaltending tandems in <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAHL">@TheAHL</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/dustintokarski">@DustinTokarski</a>.</p>&mdash; Derek Wills (@dogsplaybyplay) <a href="https://twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay/statuses/353624764373417985">July 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I guess he knows Mayer a lot better than we do

2. Um, Wills again?

Non-EOTP bloggers

Contrary to popular belief, there are other Habs sites out there, and there are several other bloggers who write for those sites.

Here's my top 6, though I could have made a top 26.

1. Dan Kramer

Dan writes for All-Habs and is a contstant flow of information, opinion and analysis on both the Habs and Bulldogs. (He likes the Bulldogs too much, IMO)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>REMINDER to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/BulldogsAHL">@BulldogsAHL</a> fans in GTA &amp; Hamilton areas: Check out the Bulldogs intrasquad game @ 7PM tomorrow: <a href="http://t.co/FCNEt5oENM">http://t.co/FCNEt5oENM</a></p>&mdash; Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanKramerHabs/statuses/381960081652211712">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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APB! APB!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ex <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Aaron Palushaj fails to make the Carolina Hurricanes and is on waivers. Shame he didn&#39;t clear to join <a href="https://twitter.com/BulldogsAHL">@BulldogsAHL</a> last year.</p>&mdash; Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanKramerHabs/statuses/381824799636721664">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Is it a shame?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Poor performance of the powerplay a mild concern. Yes, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> were missing Subban. But Markov was in. Can&#39;t depend entirely on one player.</p>&mdash; Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanKramerHabs/statuses/381756877236731905">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Yes we can

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Haha. For all the talk on AntiChambre last night that ex <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Guillaume Latendresse would score &gt; 15 goals this year... cut by the Coyotes.</p>&mdash; Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanKramerHabs/statuses/381497287198769154">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Whoops

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No idea what <a href="https://twitter.com/rds">@RDS</a> just said <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Tokarski&#39;s first name was. But that was nothing close to &quot;Dustin.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoHabsGo&amp;src=hash">#GoHabsGo</a></p>&mdash; Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanKramerHabs/statuses/381238351551946752">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I think it was Darnell

2. James Stephan

James writes for The Hockey Guys. James is a good writer for The Hockey Guys. James has a good twitter account.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I can see it now - <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pens&amp;src=hash">#Pens</a> sign Bryz - He steals Fleury&#39;s job, and asks him - &quot;Why you heff to be med? Is only hockey, is only game&quot;</p>&mdash; James Stephan (@J_Habs) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_Habs/statuses/381819896591437826">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Is only game!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow Tinordi 3rd star - You know you&#39;re good when a Shutdown D becomes a star <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HitMachine&amp;src=hash">#HitMachine</a></p>&mdash; James Stephan (@J_Habs) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_Habs/statuses/381594811175669760">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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If we were talking about music the hit machine would be Michael Jackson

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Michael Mother-Friggn McCarron <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a></p>&mdash; James Stephan (@J_Habs) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_Habs/statuses/381562392850595840">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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PG-13

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>ET LE BUUUUUTTT</p>&mdash; James Stephan (@J_Habs) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_Habs/statuses/379424788248133632">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I think the Habs scored just before he tweeted this.

3. Habsgirl4life

She's a free agent (hint hint, Andrew) and a great follow. See examples below:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Final <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sabres&amp;src=hash">#Sabres</a> 3 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&amp;src=hash">#Leafs</a> 5</p>&mdash; Chantal (@habsgirl4life) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsgirl4life/statuses/381959693528494080">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Because goals were scored in that game, you had no clue.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> Therrien on Tinordi: &quot;We wanted him to be a physical presence. He did that tonight, he&#39;s paying attention to that aspect of his game.&quot;</p>&mdash; Chantal (@habsgirl4life) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsgirl4life/statuses/381599922317180928">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Chantal always tweets quotes from players, coaches etc. Good stuff

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That would have been awesome. A shorty by a shorty.</p>&mdash; Chantal (@habsgirl4life) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsgirl4life/statuses/381223724835680257">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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DD FTW

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Frighteningly unprepared for my fantasy draft, but pretty happy with team Oh What Khudobin.</p>&mdash; Chantal (@habsgirl4life) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsgirl4life/statuses/380176635921985536">September 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Khudobin a V8. Wait...nevermind.

4. Habitherway

Erica has been part of the Habs blogging world forever. She's self employed, or at least that's what her bio says. Give Rookie a follow if you're not already doing so.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sounds like the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> have changed their goal song to &quot;Le but.&quot; I&#39;m cool with it.</p>&mdash; Rookie (@HabItHerWay) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabItHerWay/statuses/379397118454018049">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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So am I

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dear <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a>: Next season can we have the kind of e-tickets that you can have scanned on a smartphone instead of printing?</p>&mdash; Rookie (@HabItHerWay) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabItHerWay/statuses/379350707825950720">September 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Great call

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I don&#39;t dance, so much as I just pretend to be Victor Cruz.</p>&mdash; Rookie (@HabItHerWay) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabItHerWay/statuses/379053445086339073">September 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Quality tweet right there

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Guys if we all pool our savings and/or win the lottery we could start a pro hockey team and put Gill on it</p>&mdash; Rookie (@HabItHerWay) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabItHerWay/statuses/374946178674458624">September 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Solid plan right there

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trying to buy Habs tickets every year = proof that I hate myself as much as I love this team.</p>&mdash; Rookie (@HabItHerWay) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabItHerWay/statuses/373816338235404289">August 31, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Dark

5. HabsFuture

Everything you need to know about Habs prospects ever forever and for all time. He makes us feel good when Habs prospects do well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDÉO: Jérémy Grégoire 3 Points vs Chicoutimi (22/09/13) <a href="http://t.co/Q1J4Q9N9gb">http://t.co/Q1J4Q9N9gb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habs&amp;src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23canadiens&amp;src=hash">#canadiens</a></p>&mdash; Espoirs (@Habsfuture) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habsfuture/statuses/381946738480648193">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Crisp makes big impression <a href="http://t.co/rClG2CeUW5">http://t.co/rClG2CeUW5</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habs&amp;src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23canadiens&amp;src=hash">#canadiens</a></p>&mdash; Espoirs (@Habsfuture) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habsfuture/statuses/381510341953216512">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Links to local articles about prospects that you would have otherwise never been aware of.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO: Reway a impressionné <a href="http://t.co/6XJyIKP44V">http://t.co/6XJyIKP44V</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habs&amp;src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23canadiens&amp;src=hash">#canadiens</a></p>&mdash; Espoirs (@Habsfuture) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habsfuture/statuses/380364317247299584">September 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Silky mitts bro

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDÉO: Crisp, Nyström shine as Canadiens rookie camp ends <a href="http://t.co/lsamqNlMa3">http://t.co/lsamqNlMa3</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habs&amp;src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23canadiens&amp;src=hash">#canadiens</a></p>&mdash; Espoirs (@Habsfuture) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habsfuture/statuses/377245430540550144">September 10, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Both cut

6. Avi Goldberg

Goldberg is a genius. He's a professor, a great writer and a genius. Have I mentioned he's a genius? Yes I did, 2 times, that's the joke.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We can talk particulars of Sunday&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&amp;src=hash">#leafs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23sabres&amp;src=hash">#sabres</a> dustup or we can see it for what it is: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NHL&amp;src=hash">#NHL</a> gotta do something to beat <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BreakingBad&amp;src=hash">#BreakingBad</a>.</p>&mdash; Avi Goldberg (@AviGoldberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/AviGoldberg/statuses/382129503050280962">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Deep

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I really thought PQ was set to announce that, under the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23charte&amp;src=hash">#charte</a>, referring to Patrick Roy as &#39;Saint Patrick&#39; to be prohibited. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23QCpoli&amp;src=hash">#QCpoli</a></p>&mdash; Avi Goldberg (@AviGoldberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/AviGoldberg/statuses/379726627351326720">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Topical

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I think player 61 missed his nap today. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a></p>&mdash; Avi Goldberg (@AviGoldberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/AviGoldberg/statuses/379419013824397312">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Diaz sucked that night

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And, predictably, in every class, there&#39;s at least one <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&amp;src=hash">#Leafs</a> fan. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a></p>&mdash; Avi Goldberg (@AviGoldberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/AviGoldberg/statuses/372445449828843520">August 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The kid flunked out

Canadiens prospects

Teenagers with a ton of money and all the attention that comes with being a Habs prospect. What could go wrong?

1. Mike McCarron

He's huge.

That's here.

Wild, man

Still haven't seen it

2. Zach Fucale

He really loves the Habs. Like, really, really loves the Habs

3. Jacob de la Rose

Looks at the tweets below and tell me they're not awesome

4. Nathan Beaulieu

The classic prospect twitter account

Accounts with less than 300 followers

This is a fantastic category as it gives us true potential to find a diamond in the rough. Here we go:

[Editor's note: None of these guys may be eligible after all the follows they pick up in the next 24 hours]

1. Ian Hermelin

Ian is a great follow, it's a shame he has so little followers. His interview pieces are really great.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All this depth upcoming on the habs blueline tells me that Markov will need a monster season if he has dreams of staying here.</p>&mdash; Ian Hermelin (@Hermy11) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hermy11/statuses/381219224968253440">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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True

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If I&#39;m a Colorado Avalanche fan, I&#39;m angry my team gave up on Michael Bournival ( AND a pick) for 150 games of Ryan O&#39;Byrne</p>&mdash; Ian Hermelin (@Hermy11) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hermy11/statuses/381211224396275712">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Also true

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Komisarek &amp; Hainsey on Carolina&#39;s back end. Remember when they were the habs future top d-pair? This is the 1st game they&#39;ve played together</p>&mdash; Ian Hermelin (@Hermy11) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hermy11/statuses/381203986172620800">September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Oh what Khudobin

2. Habitted

He only has 60 followers, which is kind of insane seeing as he's a good follow. He's from the Netherlands too (expat), which is exotic.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh my… Martin St-Louis&#39; legs <a href="http://t.co/8jGGsmmFmD">pic.twitter.com/8jGGsmmFmD</a></p>&mdash; Leon Bolduc (@Habitted) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habitted/statuses/379950140771303424">September 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Oh my

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/HabsLaughs">@HabsLaughs</a> <a href="http://t.co/c5yYcJZuDF">pic.twitter.com/c5yYcJZuDF</a></p>&mdash; Leon Bolduc (@Habitted) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habitted/statuses/370550127913881600">August 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This was really cool

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewBerkshire">@AndrewBerkshire</a> I&#39;m lazy, any news about Collberg&#39;s knee?</p>&mdash; Leon Bolduc (@Habitted) <a href="https://twitter.com/Habitted/statuses/365194364189806593">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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He knows where to go

3. Corey Collard

Corey is part of the MTL Hockey Talk crew (who will be featured here a little later on) and is as knowledgeable about hockey as anyone who is really knowledgeable about hockey.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Quick! Call an Inquiry! Alert the police and especially the oqlf. The RDS feed said &quot;empty net&quot; &amp; not file desert. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fireeveryone&amp;src=hash">#Fireeveryone</a>!</p>&mdash; corey collard (@coreycollard24) <a href="https://twitter.com/coreycollard24/statuses/381594206122569728">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I'm assuming the tech guy actually got fired.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Shockingly, the talking heads on rds want Simon Gagne. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23epicfail&amp;src=hash">#epicfail</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23garsdecheznousonly&amp;src=hash">#garsdecheznousonly</a>.</p>&mdash; corey collard (@coreycollard24) <a href="https://twitter.com/coreycollard24/statuses/379402019460890624">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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My sarcasm meter blew up

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Red Wings out on Lecavalier, Horton and Clarkson saying the asking price is ridiculous. Any wonder that this org. has been on top for years?</p>&mdash; corey collard (@coreycollard24) <a href="https://twitter.com/coreycollard24/statuses/352125918245953536">July 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It's because they're smart

4. Habsanalysis

Scott is very active and engaging on the twitter. He also has season tickets so he's at every game, literally. Check him out, he won't be under 300 for long.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kadri has a higher AAV than the Norris Trophy Winner. Yup, sounds like a good deal to me.</p>&mdash; scott chisling (@habsanalysis) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsanalysis/statuses/377612972933140481">September 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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For now.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>One thing is forsure, Bergevin won&#39;t sign Lecavalier because of fan pressure. If he is the best move to make, it will get done. If not, not.</p>&mdash; scott chisling (@habsanalysis) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsanalysis/statuses/350242110361976832">June 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It was not not not not not a good move to sign Lecavalier

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I love CBC. When Chara dives, he&#39;s trying to &quot;sell the call&quot;. When Subban dives, he&#39;s a clown and has no place in hockey.</p>&mdash; scott chisling (@habsanalysis) <a href="https://twitter.com/habsanalysis/statuses/342491322596327426">June 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This also angers me

5. Canadiens UK Fans

Much love to our friends across the pond. Pip pip! Fancy a Ruby after the match? Cor.

Imagine all of these tweets in an English accent.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former Montreal draft pick Andrew Conboy seems to be embarrassing himself in the UK EIHL. Ejected in FOUR games already this season.</p>&mdash; Canadiens UK Fans (@CanadiensF) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensF/statuses/381546416768032768">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Blimey!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Why aren&#39;t you good anymore? RT "<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLNetwork">@NHLNetwork</a>: Have a question for <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins">@penguins</a> Marc-André Fleury? He will join us today on NHL Live&quot;</p>&mdash; Canadiens UK Fans (@CanadiensF) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensF/statuses/380386716059959296">September 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Yeah, why?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sure hope we see the Carey Price who had a .923 regular season, .934 postseason save percentage in 2011 show up this year.</p>&mdash; Canadiens UK Fans (@CanadiensF) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensF/statuses/377485763946229761">September 10, 2013</a></blockquote>
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That would be nice.

Other accounts that can be associated with the Canadiens in any way

They have to draft 8 of these accounts, each, so obviously there are a lot of you. Here is my top 8.Sorry if I left you out, there are a lot of you and you're all top 8 in my heart.

1. Jay Baruchel

My favorite celebrity Habs fan. He tweets about the Habs from his main account and his sports one. Must follows. He's filthy and hilarious and loves the Habs.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh good. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Sportsnet">@Sportsnet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Panthers&amp;src=hash">#Panthers</a> sign veteran forward Scott Gomez to one-year deal: <a href="http://t.co/lcus2XhHQ0">http://t.co/lcus2XhHQ0</a></p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaruchelNDG/statuses/362646614747262976">July 31, 2013</a></blockquote>
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He too likes that Gomez is no longer a Hab

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congratulations Mike McCarron and welcome to Montreal you ginormous bastard you!!!</p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaruchelNDG/statuses/351455112109096961">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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He is quite large

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And finally, the Habs have lifted the city up since Feb and carried our hopes and pride on their shoulders. I say thank you boys.</p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaruchelNDG/statuses/332894466757246976">May 10, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What a strange character you are Tomas Kaberle.</p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@JBsportsface) <a href="https://twitter.com/JBsportsface/statuses/306961412176109568">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Indeed

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jesus Glachenyuk is young.</p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@JBsportsface) <a href="https://twitter.com/JBsportsface/statuses/306946970235322368">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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And good, real good

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Grabovski will shoot pucks into the stands. Grabovski will bend the world to his will. Grabovski will eat all.</p>&mdash; Jay Baruchel (@JBsportsface) <a href="https://twitter.com/JBsportsface/statuses/306928676698742784">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Best

2. HeyMyNameIsWill

Will is a must follow. He's hilarious. He's hilarious you guys.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A blue line featuring both Tinordi and Emelin sounds like a lot of fun.</p>&mdash; Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeyMyNameIsWill/statuses/381590777333547008">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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And I mean A LOT of fun!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You have to be awful parents to name your kid Drayson.</p>&mdash; Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeyMyNameIsWill/statuses/381564143616421888">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I feel like they were going for Jason but the Mom was high on the epidural.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Poor Davis Drewiske. <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL">@CanadiensMTL</a> can&#39;t even get his name right when announcing his injury.</p>&mdash; Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeyMyNameIsWill/statuses/380705849758339072">September 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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They called him David!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keeping in line with teams putting out weaker lineups during the preseason, RDS is giving Norman Flynn air time.</p>&mdash; Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeyMyNameIsWill/statuses/379769692199849984">September 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Ouch

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>OMG HOCKEY IS BACK ON TELEVI.......oh, it&#39;s the Jets...</p>&mdash; Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeyMyNameIsWill/statuses/379036335686029312">September 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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They don't count

3. DrDougBoston

Don't let the handle fool you, he's not a Bruins fan, he just lives in Boston. A MUST follow. He's also a Dr. so in addition to his Habs commentary he also weighs in on injuries which is awesome.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just caught part of the feed from last night&#39;s game on RDS. What number does Larondelle where? Seemed all over the ice.</p>&mdash; Doug (@Drdougboston) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drdougboston/statuses/381781140002332672">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Oh so good.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The 21,000 live fans for a scrimmage is impressive. The impending downtown riots because YouTube blocked rights is a little scary.</p>&mdash; Doug (@Drdougboston) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drdougboston/statuses/378963712729956352">September 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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That almost happened

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Team USA using Bylsma as head coach. Has a long history of getting bewilderingly unsatisfying results with top end talent.</p>&mdash; Doug (@Drdougboston) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drdougboston/statuses/372753384182669312">August 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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USA! USA! USA!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So fucking sick of the const constant whining on my timeline. Douglas Murray is Batman: get over it.</p>&mdash; Doug (@Drdougboston) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drdougboston/statuses/371069709418254336">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>
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4. Winter Lions

High quality twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Much overlooked is Kessel&#39;s footwork. Incredible acceleration in his backpedal, all while setting up for a proper two-hander.</p>&mdash; Winter H. Lions (@WinterLions) <a href="https://twitter.com/WinterLions/statuses/382116552361144320">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Have to admire that skill

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Leblanc is just like Chipchura except easier to spell. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habson690&amp;src=hash">#habson690</a></p>&mdash; Winter H. Lions (@WinterLions) <a href="https://twitter.com/WinterLions/statuses/379799388786143233">September 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I laughed

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good thing they can&#39;t chant GUY GUY GUY! for McCarron. That would be a real bad omen.</p>&mdash; Winter H. Lions (@WinterLions) <a href="https://twitter.com/WinterLions/statuses/379425158253273088">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Learned 1 thing on that Bournival goal- the Bud Red Lights don&#39;t work for preseason.</p>&mdash; Winter H. Lions (@WinterLions) <a href="https://twitter.com/WinterLions/statuses/379397248779816960">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>To my wife and kids: Love you. See you in the spring. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hockeysback&amp;src=hash">#hockeysback</a></p>&mdash; Winter H. Lions (@WinterLions) <a href="https://twitter.com/WinterLions/statuses/379388769264082944">September 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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5. Rick1042

Rick is plugged in. He does scouting, analysis and one time ate 47 hot dogs in one sitting (maybe)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So many smaller, talented and exciting players will never make the NHL while players with the ability to be huge will.</p>&mdash; Rick Springhetti (@Rick1042) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rick1042/statuses/381977336473608192">September 23, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Being huge is a qualification that is necessary if you want to play for Brian Burke

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tinordi is hitting opponents as hard as white trash people hit the buffet line at an all-you-can eat buffet.:)</p>&mdash; Rick Springhetti (@Rick1042) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rick1042/statuses/381591212215783424">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Hard

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Scouting season has begun. Love being at the games hate having to write-up my reports. I think every scout feels the same.:)</p>&mdash; Rick Springhetti (@Rick1042) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rick1042/statuses/381590200209920000">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Ugh, work

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone recommend a dinner theatre within 2 hours of Montreal?</p>&mdash; Rick Springhetti (@Rick1042) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rick1042/statuses/372066614407364609">August 26, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The Bell Centre

6. MTL Hockey Talk Crew

There are a lot of these guys and they do great work. I am collectively putting them as one entry because they're a stable and they stick together.

Notable members are: Nick Murdocco, Gary Whitaker, Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard, Coach K, Steve Hindle, Joey Elias, Ted Bird, Alex Rabbat, Annakin Slayd, Jay Farrar, and many more.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Douglas Murray. The most Canadian Swedish dude in the world. He&#39;s Ikea wrapped in Home Hardware.</p>&mdash; Alex Rabbat (@AlexRabbat) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexRabbat/statuses/370600112504209408">August 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gomez making 900k still makes him the most overpaid player in the NHL</p>&mdash; Alex Rabbat (@AlexRabbat) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexRabbat/statuses/362921377453453314">August 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>that background of empty seats in Quebec was not before the game started, it is after the 1st period. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> <a href="http://t.co/UEDUWIuEa0">pic.twitter.com/UEDUWIuEa0</a></p>&mdash; Nick Murdocco (@nickyfranchise) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickyfranchise/statuses/381212382640340992">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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How embarrassing

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On the bright side, no one was concussed on that Diaz pass. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23habs&amp;src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23mtlhockey&amp;src=hash">#mtlhockey</a></p>&mdash; Kosta Papoulias (@HabsCoachK) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsCoachK/statuses/379404006986366976">September 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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7. Habslinks

Every link that has to do with the Habs ever.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2324CH&amp;src=hash">#24CH</a> will be back for a 2nd year. It will air on RDS again, but will be produced by a different company. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> <a href="http://t.co/kfKpRmR1AR">http://t.co/kfKpRmR1AR</a></p>&mdash; HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) <a href="https://twitter.com/HabsLinks/statuses/381411687619784705">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;Early goals from Pateryn, Galchenyuk lift Canadiens over Hurricanes 6-0&quot; <a href="http://t.co/Y8nQEfP8TJ">http://t.co/Y8nQEfP8TJ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canadiens&amp;src=hash">#Canadiens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NHL&amp;src=hash">#NHL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LNH&amp;src=hash">#LNH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Glorieux&amp;src=hash">#Glorieux</a></p>&mdash; Cdn Press Sports (@CdnPress_Sports) <a href="https://twitter.com/CdnPress_Sports/statuses/381262586626314240">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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random

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pateryn, Galchenyuk lead Canadiens rout of Canes <a href="http://t.co/G1QoerHEDt">http://t.co/G1QoerHEDt</a></p>&mdash; ESPN NHL coverage (@ESPN_NHL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPN_NHL/statuses/381249563484360705">September 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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You get the idea

8. The Habituals

One of my favourite follows. He's smart, funny and kind of jaded.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Unplan the parade <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&amp;src=hash">#Habs</a></p>&mdash; The Habituals (@theHabituals) <a href="https://twitter.com/theHabituals/statuses/381594187768291328">September 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Do we have to?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ios7 upgrade vs Habs virtual waiting room for most hopeless wait ever...</p>&mdash; The Habituals (@theHabituals) <a href="https://twitter.com/theHabituals/statuses/380431900021907457">September 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Tough call

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/BGALLY17">@BGALLY17</a> please score 50 next year in a response to this outrage.</p>&mdash; The Habituals (@theHabituals) <a href="https://twitter.com/theHabituals/statuses/362944821687627776">August 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Reasonable request

So there we go. A definitive pre-draft ranking for the Habs Twitter Draft. Remember to let us know why you deserve to be drafted with one of the final 2 picks for each team using the hashtag. Hope you enjoyed, Go Habs Go.