No one ever said you had to be good at hockey to be a fan favorite. As little sense as it might make, it appears to be the truth as Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes was named the top NHL player on Twitter.
Biz Nasty was one of 100 names recognized by Sports Illustrated, in their inaugural list of top Twitter profiles in the sports world.
He may be a fourth-line grinder, but Bissonnette is the most entertaining hockey player on Twitter.
Bissonnette's Twitter features whatever shenanigans the Phoenix enforcer is getting into, as well as his own humbling analysis or prediction of player movement or other news in the NHL. He also spends his Twitter days combating critics, and, more recently, finding himself (along with a high percentage of men in the U.S. recently) enamored withU.S. Women's National Team goaltender, Hope Solo.
This is certain to rank up towards the top as far as Bissonnette's career achievements go. In fact, in his storied two-year tenure with the Coyotes, this might even beat out his career year in 2009-10, in which he notched five points and 117 PIM.
Nonetheless, it's certainly nice for the Coyotes to get a little bit of the positive things going, amid all the ownership woes, even if it is just Paul Bissonnette.