The Twitter World was all ablaze today after a temporary glitch wiped out everyone’s followers. The glitch was eventually fixed, and everyone got their followers back, but it really got me thinking... What moments in hockey has someone lost all of their fans instantly? Well, I did some research and came up with eleven high profile cases.
In an extremely costly playoff gaffe, Kerry Fraser loses all his Toronto fans after a non-call on a Wayne Gretzky high-stick. To be fair, he gained quite a few L.A. Kings fans after this incident.
Mike Keenan lost all of his fans shortly after his first year in the NHL. Unfortunately for him, he never really got any of them back, despite coaching for pretty much every team in the league.
The entire NHL lost it's fans after a selfish Gary Bettman turned down an offer from the NHLPA to take a 24% paycut, resulting in the loss of the entire 2004-2005 season. Keep up the good work, Betsy.
Rick Tocchet and Brian Lawton lost their following shortly after being hired.
The Lightning lost theirs not long after.
Every Ottawa coach ever loses theirs after about 15-20 games.
Sean Avery lost all of his female followers, and Dion Phaneuf after an off-color remark about ex-girlfriends. Secretly, every other guy on the planet thought this was hilarious.
Carey Price lost all of his fans after losing for the first time as a member of the Canadiens.
One of the more strange, yet extremely consistent fall outs is how the Washington Capitals lose their fans every April or May about two days after they are eliminated in the first or second round.
Sami Salo lost all of his female followers... well... yesterday... He also apparently lost the ability to speak in an octave associated with males. Tough break, buddy.
Gary Bettman, I've been told, lost all of his supporters about an hour after conception.