Twitter created more than a little confusion yesterday during the madness surrounding the NHL trade deadline. Impostors posing as reliable media members “broke” a few fake trades, infuriating media around the world, but one “fake trade” was received much better than the others.Blogger Sean McIndoe, who runs the must-read hockey humour site DownGoesBrown.com, instructed his Twitter followers to direct tweets at Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs wishing him well on Long Island at 12:50 p.m. The tweets were designed to make Lupul, a frequent traveller on deadline day, think that he’d been sent to hockey’s version of Siberia, the New York Islanders.
Leafs GM Brian Burke became aware of the prank and informed Lupul that Toronto had no intention of trading him. Lupul himself said, “It was actually pretty funny.”
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