It seemed like it might be tough for this past week to top the previous one in terms of hockey comedy, since it wouldn't have the Gretzky trade anniversary or the Devils' financial troubles to provide inspiration -- but then Claude Giroux came to the rescue by seriously injuring himself playing golf.
Based on the description of his injury, you just KNOW he was trying to do the Happy Gilmore swing, right? That HAS to be it.
Few people realize exactly how dangerous golf can be, but I wasn't surprised by Giroux's injury. I've known of the hazards of golf for many years, since back when I was in high school my dad once dislocated his shoulder while laying on the couch WATCHING golf.
To be fair his shoulder had a habit of popping out of the socket all the time, but still. It was pretty funny.
Anyways, here are the funniest things on Twitter this week that were sort of about hockey in some way.
I skipped the line at the DMV 2. Just incase anyone was wondering.— james neal (@jneal_18) August 12, 2013
Nobody cares, Neal. If your name isn't Sidney Crosby you could set a DMV on fire and it wouldn't get mentioned on ESPN.
Erik Johnson (@6ErikJohnson) August 16, 2013
Erik Johnson expressed some sympathy for Claude Giroux's embarrassing golf injury, since Johnson suffered his own freak accident out on the links.
It's nice to see a Flyer's club destroyed by something other than goaltending.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) August 16, 2013
Sweet pun action, DGB.
If Chara were a true competitor he would have burned Marian Hossa's house to the ground TO THE GROUND— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) August 13, 2013
Hey did you guys hear that Chara took a picture with Hossa and the Cup? Apparently some people had a problem with that.
#1 - The Fake Dan Ellis Memorial Tweet of the Week!
In the NHL's Lord of the Flies, Sergei Gonchar talks to who he wants, when he wants because he's the one with the Gonch. #diepiggydie— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) August 13, 2013
A really good joke coming out of the revelation that Sergei Gonchar is a big cheater.
Winging It In Motown had the second-best Tweet last week and this week they take the top prize, so clearly they're trying way too hard. It's pretty pathetic, actually.
As always, if you see a funny hockey Tweet during the week (that isn't from the embarrassing try-hard dork who runs Winging It) and think it deserves a place in the top five, send it to me @MegalodonBOC .