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#Twitterstar: @BlakeGeoffrion

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Based on the hilarious stories we’ve heard about his Hall-of-Famer grandfather from his playing days, it’s no surprise to see Blake Geoffrion captivating fans far beyond the confines of the arena. Always quick with a clever RT or perfectly-crafted TwitPic, Geoffrion saw his followers (from Montreal and Hamilton in particular) increase exponentially in the hours that followed his trade from Nashville last year. Now in his first full season with the organization, we dug a little deeper to get the scoop on @BlakeGeoffrion’s unique tweeting style.

Who convinced you to join the Twittersphere:

I signed up on Twitter because in a social media class [at University of Wisconsin], they wanted us to create an account to figure out how it works. I didn’t really use it after that class, but the marketing guy at the school linked my account to the university’s website a little while after so I could answer questions from fans and students.

How often do you go on Twitter daily:

I check it every day, but it’s more for news. I like following ESPN, TSN and the stock markets. I don’t follow a whole lot of my buddies.

Name your three favorite athletes to follow on Twitter:

Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0), Tim Tebow (@TimTebow), and Robert Griffin III (@RGIII).

Which of your teammates would you most like to see join Twitter:

It used to be Aaron Palushaj, but then he got one but he’s not using it like I thought he would. I’ll go with Ian Schultz; he’s a pretty funny guy.

Name someone you follow on Twitter that would surprise people:

People might be surprised that I follow Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews).

What’s the weirdest Tweet you’ve ever received from one of your followers:

One girl asked me if I could be her prom date. She told me that if I accepted I would have to fly to California. I didn’t reply!

Hugo Fontaine is a writer for Translated by Shauna Denis.

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