In one of the most bizarre episodes I’ve seen during my brief time on Twitter, Dan Ellis went
batshit crazy off on a crazy rant about why people make more money than others and then attacked/blocked anyone who disagreed.
Everything I had seen before from Ellis on Twitter, as well as everything I’d heard of him, was all positive. He had always seemed like a nice guy, so I knew there had to be something going on. As always, I sent the Don’t Trade Vinny Investigation Team (DTVIT) out to investigate, and sure enough, there was definitely something going down.
It turns out that early in the season back in 08-09, Ellis showed up late for a game, and in his haste, accidentally grabbed Pekka Rinne's blocker instead of his own. Unbeknownst at the time, a huge faux pas in the Finnish leagues is to use someone else’s equipment for any reason, with or without asking.
Thus, set in action a personal vendetta against Ellis on the part of Rinne. It started with simple gags such as a fake spider in Ellis’ skates, and putting vinegar in his water bottle. But, the feud escalated with Rinne taking the starting role in Nashville and essentially running Ellis out of town.
However, all of this was not enough for Rinne. He was intent on ruining Ellis. Embarrassing him. Destroying his credibility. Desecrating his reputation. And the explosion on Twitter was simply an extension of his vendetta, it turns out.
That’s right: Pekka Rinne hacked Dan Ellis’ Twitter account and started rambling incoherent nonsense about brain surgeons and dime-a-dozen employees. And that, is how all of this happened.