Dan Ellis Twitter Fiasco: What the New Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Should Do

September 7th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Dan Ellis is one of the most popular NHL players on Twitter. As of this writing, he has 11,373 followers and 1,150 tweets.

Normally, he is very well received by NHL fans. Last night, however, he wrote a series of tweets that angered followers who saw them. These tweets discussed his player salary and his feelings about it.

Here’s a sample:

“If you lost 18 percent of your income, would you be happy? I can honestly say that I am more stressed about money now than when I was in college.”

“I can’t explain it, and I never thought it would be the case, but it is true. Money in no way makes you more happy or makes life much easier.”

In a time when the economy is on shaky ground and recovering slowly, Ellis’s tweets did not go over too well. Within a short time, many Twitter users began a trending topic called “Dan Ellis Problems." The tweets under this topic were made up of users mocking what Ellis had written and sarcastically talking about the unfortunate life he must live as an NHL player.

Here's a sample:

"I have to get the 5 series BMW instead of the 6 s ...

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