Detroit Red Wings Spar with Los Angeles Kings over Twitter

John Degroote@john_degrooteCorrespondent IIAugust 20, 2012

Dec 17, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White (18) gets in a fight with Los Angeles Kings right wing Trent Hunter (47) during the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Kings are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, but that does not mean they are going to get respect from the leagues 11-time Stanely Cup winning franchise, the Detroit Red Wings.

Over the weekend, the franchises dropped the gloves—on Twitter.


"Ding, dong, the @detroitredwings are dead" in this weeks 4 on 4 - @mayornhl @hockeywildernes @fearthefin @canucksarmy

— LA Kings (@LAKings) August 17, 2012


@lakings awwww so cute. Like a little puppy yapping for attention. Let us know if you need someone to show you how to hang that banner.

— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 17, 2012


@detroitredwings No thanks. They've made serious strides in the banner hanging industry since you last won.

— LA Kings (@LAKings) August 18, 2012

As you can see from the blue check mark, these tweets are coming from the teams official, verified accounts.

The tweets are great chirps and sound like some smack you would hear on the ice.

You have to think the Kings, who delivered the final tweet, came out on top in the Twitter spat.

The Red Wings haven't won a cup since 2007-08, which isn't that long ago, but many are writing them off after the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom and failure to land any big free agents.

The Kings became the only No. 8 seed to win a Stanley Cup last season, and they are clearly on their way up.

The teams face off four times next season, November 29 being the closest matchup.

Of course, the league will have to avoid a lockout next season if fans want to see the two franchises battle on the ice. If not, our NHL action next year could be limited to Twitter wars.


Who came out on top? Do the Red Wings have room to talk? Should teams battle via Twitter? Let us know in the comments below.