Problem to access license server. cURL error 6: Could not resolve host: shortcodesdeluxe.comProblem to access license server. cURL error 6: Could not resolve host: Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social MediaSports Networker

Top Menu

Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social Media

Lockouts seem par for the course nowadays in the world of sports, and the NHL is no exception. While angry hockey fans await a collective bargaining agreement to come between the NHL and the Players Association, the teams themselves struggle to keep fans engaged on social media. Why? Because the number one rule in social media engagement is to give fans what they want — and in this case what fans want is hockey season to start!

Some of the NHL teams seem to be focusing on archived photos and news stories of their team’s great past and some of them are relying on their American Hockey League affiliate’s games (which does not seem to be going over well for most fans). Just like in any other sport, angry fans everywhere have no problem ranting on whatever platform they see fit about not being able to watch their much loved sport. With that being said, there’s no NHL team Facebook page that is without tons of comments about ending the lockout. Here’s a look at some teams who are doing better than some on gauging what their fans want to see (besides a hockey season).

Stinger repels from the arenaThe Columbus Blue Jackets 

The Columbus Blue Jackets welcome their fan’s opinions and respond back to them the best way they can (which is something most teams are not doing at all).
The Blue Jacket’s Facebook page has been focusing on posts with their mascot Stinger. So far he’s been seen in a video dancing Gangman style and in pictures repelling from the arena ceiling. They’ve also been giving fans the chance to ask questions for the coach, and have a sweatshirt contest going on. Their posts go above and beyond what most hockey team’s pages are doing right now. In fact, one fill in the blank question yielded 308 comments from fans.
The Blue Jackets are also great to follow on Twitter: @BlueJacketsNHL and Instagram!

The New York Islanders 

Not only did the New York Islanders show their season ticket holders some love with a special event, they are doing a great job keeping their Facebook fans engaged. They do this by highlighting two things they can control: their prospects and their latest promotion. The Islanders are highlighting their top prospects with pictures, interviews, videos and fan polls and doing a great job at it! The Islanders also have a great promotion running: Islanders Fight Cancer. While the lockout is going on, this team is raising money for cancer — a cause that goes above and beyond a hockey lockout. They also mix a little American Hockey League team content in their feeds.
You can follow them on Twitter: @NHL_Islanders and on Pinterest!

The Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers are currently having a fan tattoo photo contest on their Facebook page that is drawing some good attention. They are also posting “On this date in history” pics with questions and quizzes for fans to answer.  

You can also follow them on Twitter: @NHLFlyers 

The Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild just ended a fun bracket challenge called: Best Jerseys in Minnesota. They also have a mix of posts on prospects and AHA news. Unlike other cities, their fans actually care about the AHL bc they LOVE hockey there. 

They are also active on Twitter: @mnwild

The Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are doing a ton of good deeds in their community and posting about it on Facebook. From their arena staff to their front office, the fans are encouraged by the good deeds they are doing in their community. It’s a brilliant way to keep angry fans at bay because the fans know that the team staff has nothing to do with the lockout. They are also featuring fanatical fan pictures like a bride in her Canucks Jersey (shown in the picture to the right). Sharing fan content seems to be a great way to engage fans across the board.

The Canucks are also on Twitter: @VanCanucks

The Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have fan Fridays on Facebook and Twitter (#DucksDedication) where, like the Canucks, they highlight fanatical fan pictures. In addition to that they have Throwback Thursdays where they post old pics of players and coaches. They also have a pretty active Pinterest account with boards like: “Next Generation Ducks” and “Fan Made Signs”.

You can also follow them on Twitter: @AnaheimDucks and Instagram

The Los Angeles Kings

The LA Kings were the Stanley Cup Championship winners last season and as hockey rules stand, the team that wins gets the cup until someone else wins it. SO, with that being said they are having fun posting pictures of the Stanley Cup in crazy places.

They are also on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter: @LAKings

The Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning has always been great with their social media (but being from Tampa, I am kind of biased). On Facebook, they are interviewing prospects and promoting their events in the community. They also ask great questions on Facebook to get their fans engaged. On Twitter (@TBLightning), fans are encouraged to enter contest like #FreeJerseyFriday and #SyrCrunch! 

The Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are doing a great job on their blog highlighting great moments in their teams history. They post these to both Facebook and Twitter. They also post questions for their fans to vote on and even have a quiz for their fans to take. 

On Twitter, they post in French and English: @CanadiensMTL 

, , , ,

18 Responses to Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social Media

  1. nicolevanzanten October 26, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    @tony_p_power – Great group here. Thanks so much, Tony. Much appreciated.

  2. Christian Louboutin Outlet March 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    widespread your mood coerced inform coach outlet bring that acceptabl will depend on

  3. le dernier episode de naruto April 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    What’s up, all the time i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the dawn, as i like to learn more and more.

  4. biosil Supplement facts July 28, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    You would be right depending on your understanding of certain points.
    Looking beautiful doesn’t have to be hard on your budget or the environment.
    But who has the time to go through all that information.

  5. ft lauderdale CPAs August 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Take for instance a company that for the current period has more outstanding payables than they do receivables.

    But there is an exception if the caregiver is your parent.
    I decided to use their OIC service to lower my tax bill.

  6. plastic surgery before and after korean August 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Face lift involves procedures to smooth out wrinkles and lines by
    surgically tightening the skin of the face. Is he an active member of
    a Plastic Surgery Association or Society. This will give an assurance that the
    treatment which has offered is effective and suitable
    for you.

  7. bathrooms pompano beach fl August 29, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    In the final analysis, a particularly good way so
    you can get a reliable price estimate for your kitchen remodel San Diego project is to clearly specify the
    details discussed above and then obtain 3 different bids from
    legitimate general contractors. Do not forget the cushions for your barstools or towels,
    kitchen chairs, potholders and oven mitts. Here are
    the step-by-step instructions for refinishing old appliances in stainless steel
    paint, a home improvement project for women with
    old appliances but a modern sense of style.

  8. Check through the items listed below to be sure that you are not missing any
    of these deductions on your self-employment tax returns. – No
    experience required: CPA Marketing is something that anyone can become involved in,
    regardless of location, experience or knowledge.
    You really should check with IRS if you need to match more specifications.

  9. personal training mt eliza September 16, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    If you were doing no exercises prior to starting the diet, try and begin a walking program.
    There is always oil hidden in the food no matter how well you dry
    it on the outside. Go ahead and find out if you’re pregnant early; you will be glad you did.

  10. fake tan girl September 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    We’ll show how to accomplish this with just a few simple steps.
    Since 10% of California’s budget goes to pay for
    its prison system, the idea is that AB 109 will free
    up billions in the state budget. IMPORTANT: Make sure you are purchasing UV protective clothing that is put together and manufactured with strict AAD guidelines,
    you don.

  11. facial plastic surgeon in chicago September 26, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    The major difference between having a face lift vs.
    may be recommended to restore a youthful appearance to the face.
    Lack of hospital privileges really should sound alarm bells within your

  12. john p miller CPA Boca Raton fl September 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    But if you’re feeling you can solve your difficulties okay without the need of Tax Debt Assistance,
    you can do some online detective work and work on your own to
    remove Tax Debt issues. If you live in California, you not only have your federal return to prepare, but also your California state tax return. Accounts
    Receivable: The function within an accounting system that manages customers and customer invoices.

  13. moving and storage companies in birmingham al September 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    The futon generally has to be unrolled, and the mattress is traditionally thinner and less padded than standard bedding.
    To begin with, get everyone who is helping you move a back brace.

    Buy early though, for when you see the bandwagon, it’s already too late.
    Last year, militants attacked a UN guesthouse in Kabul and five
    foreign UN staff were killed. Mastering adds significant value and quality control to a musical artists releases.
    Make sure that they only install the best patio doors and windows
    available in the market so that you will not have to replace them again and spend more money.
    If they do, ask to see identification before the plumber enters your
    home. Of great importance for tourists is the Medieval Castle, built by the Moors during the
    Arab period of the city and dating back to the 11th century.
    If you are out in bad weather or just don’t like moving from block to block, valet parking can be a welcome facility needed
    at that time by saving you the hassle in finding a spot when parking is
    scarce. Several expert packing and moving companies are working in metropolitan city Hyderabad.

  14. cheap kicks January 2, 2016 at 12:47 am #

    In fact, foot fat people in the choice of shoes when you can select those vamps relatively full, but they look very delicate shoes, and general foot fat people should not choose too offbeat shoes, or the general public a little bit The shoes will be better, so more easy to take clothes. One might ask what shoes to wear nice fat, in fact, the market is very popular and pencil pants feet long pants to wear these clothes when we can consider. And with the shoes of view, fat people can wear some pants feet also allows the shoes to get prominent. What shoes look good wearing fat is necessary to keep the pants to match, otherwise it would not show the overall effect.


  1. Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social Media — Take Your Sports Career To The Next Level | Sports Networker Is The #1 Sports Business Resource Online | Social Media Article Sharing | - October 27, 2012

    […] Here are the top teams keeping fan interest going during the NHL lockout via social media (RT @nicolevanzanten: "Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the @NHL Lockout on Social Media" via Sports Networker –…  […]

  2. Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social Media — Take Your Sports Career To The Next Level | Sports Networker Is The #1 Sports Business Resource Online | fashion outlet | - October 29, 2012

    […]        […]

  3. Sports Tech Week in Review: The Long Road Ahead for Lance Armstrong - SportTechie - December 18, 2014

    […] NFL Star Calls Out Opponent on Twitter After Savage Hit […]

Leave a Reply

Website Managed by T3 CONNECT