Today, we re-visited the Trial On the Isle error from the Flyers Twitter page. Keeping with Twitter accounts, we will also look into a few teams who are doing social media right.
If you are not familiar with the Trial On the Isle typo, allow me to bring you up to speed. During the summer of 2013, the Flyers Twitter account wanted to hype up the annual friendly competition between the Flyers prospects.
It was one of the more funny gaffes on Twitter and “**** the beach” became an inside joke.
The team who runs the Flyers Twitter account must have great senses of humor. About one month ago, the Trial On the Isle date was announced via Twitter.
Several fans replied with their own corrections but it was still humorous to see the social media team have some fun. It seems as the “**** the beach” typo unwound the Flyers account. They are nowhere near the level of the Los Angeles Kings‘ or Dallas Stars‘ teams, but the Flyers did have some fun during the 2013-14 season.
Probably the most epic string of tweets they put happened back in November when the Flyers came out for warm-ups with Jay-Z’s “PSA” blasting out of the speakers:
Anthony SanFilippo, the Flyers inside writier at the time, joined in with a line of his own:
The NHL seems to be one of the more unique leagues. Aside from the NHL, I have never seen a professional Twitter account trade barbs with a fan, reporter or another team. The Kings have mastered the art of social media. The Stars earned my undying respect after burning the Dallas Cowboys. (Tssssssssssssssssss)
Let’s take a deeper look into a few more prospects who are competing in the Trial On the Isle.
I love a young player with confidence. Oskar Lindblom oozes with confidence. He was a first- to second-round talent, but he dropped because his numbers were down. Lindblom is another player I have read glowing reports about during prospects camp. There must be something about the left wingers at this camp. The other day, I vouched for Taylor Leier making the club in the next two or three years. Now, I am backing Lindblom. I am going to make a bold prediction and say Lindblom will be a top-six winger by the time he reaches his full potential.
Gostisbehere was an alternate captain at Union College. He has stepped up to become a leader both in college and now during prospect camp. The younger players asking him for advice is a big sign of his maturity. If he sticks around long enough in the minors, he may earn another “A” on his chest.