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Twitter star Bissonnette invades NHL Live! airwaves

Monday, 11.08.2010 / 7:56 PM / NHL Network

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Twitter star Bissonnette invades NHL Live! airwaves
Twitter star Bissonnette invades NHL Live! airwaves
The BizNasty2point0 is coming to NHL Live! on Tuesday afternoon.

What is the BizNasty2point0? It is the Twitter handle of Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette, one of the NHL's most active players on Twitter, a social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters sent to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.

Bisonnette has 16,666 followers and has made almost 900 tweets, mostly about the fortunes of his team and life on the road as a professional hockey player.

In fact Bissonnette, who is scheduled to appear on NHL Live! at 1:30 p.m. ET, announced his appearance on the show during a tweet issued shortly after his team dropped an OT decision to the Red Wings in Detroit on Monday, a game in which he was a healthy scratch.

"Tough O.T. Loss in Detroit," Bissonnette said in his tweet. "And yes I will be on @NHLLive radio tomorrow. Should be epic. For those without nhllive, sorry for ur loss."

Bissonnette, though, is not the only star of the Twitterverse to make an appearance on Tuesday's NHL Live! show, which airs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio.

St. Louis defenseman Erik Johnson, who uses the handle @erikjohnson6, is also scheduled to appear, at 1:03 p.m. Johnson, who has 13,181 followers, has made more than 500 tweets, including a recent one when the 22-year-old bemoaned the fact he was ID'd while trying to go to an R-rated movie on an off day.

Finally, Kevin Allen, the lead hockey writer from USA Today, will also make an appearance to fill out a trifecta of Twitter stars on the show. Allen, who goes by the handle, @kausatoday, has 15,371 followers and has made almost 1,400 tweets, regularly breaking NHL news on the site and commenting on the game's biggest issues.

Chicago announcer Ed Olczyk will also be on Tuesday's NHL Live! show; which, by the way, uses the Twitter handle, @nhllive, and has 8,185 followers.

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