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Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:51 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 8:07 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

The Battle of Alberta reached new levels of insanity on Friday afternoon when the Calgary Flames official Twitter feed sent out a rather interesting tweet regarding some potential contract negotiations between their long-time rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, and one of their top players, forward Ales Hemsky.

The Flames have since deleted the Tweet, but screen shots never go away. So here we are.

Flames

This, of course, was in response to the news that the Oilers were reportedly offering Hemsky a two-year contract extension worth $5 million per season. And again, please keep in mind, this is the official account of the Calgary Flames. The team has since sent out an apology that says, "We apologize for a tweet that was sent out from our account inadvertently. We are looking into the matter."

Our best guess is that it was either an attempt at a direct message that was accidentally broadcast to the entire Internet, or somebody thought they were posting on their personal account as opposed to, again, the official account for an NHL team (Update: The Flames addressed the Tweet later Friday evening and confirmed it was meant for a personal account, while also saying they don't condone that, either). Or perhaps somebody was just trying to George Costanza their way into another job.



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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 6:14 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Why does the video of Costanza say "George Bush tries to get fired"?



Since: Feb 27, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Thats ok Edmonton just got a new zoo they built a fence around Calgary



Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:01 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Didn't this team trade for and then overpay Jay Bouwmeester, who to my knowledge has still never played in a postseason game at any level...



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:35 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Ummm, Calgary is laughing at Edmonton?  Priceless!



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

ehhh in today's nhl is it really that much of a joke? 



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Not to bash the Flames, but at the moment Oilers future looks a heck of a lot better then Flames.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:10 am
 

Flames Twitter laughs at Hemsky contract talk

Coming from a team with Matt Stajan on the books??????


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