Today news broke about the NHL instituting a social media policy amongst it's organizations. This covers all players, coaches, GMs and organizational staff (such as public relations, etc) who use various social media networks to get their brand to the fans. Here's a small sample of the new policy:
"As per the new policy, there is a total "blackout period" on the use of social media on game days, which for players begins two hours prior to opening face-off and is not lifted until players have finished their post-game media obligations. The suggested blackout period for hockey operations staff is even longer, beginning at 11 a.m. on game days.
Also, the new policy makes it clear that players and club personnel will be be held responsible for their social communications in the same manner in which they are held responsible for other forms of public communications. As a result, discipline is possible for any social media statements that have or are designed to have an effect prejudicial to the welfare of the League, the game of hockey or a member club, or are publicly critical of officiating staff."
Patrice Purrgeron got wind of this policy and held a meeting in DOY Headquarters outlining his new policy for the four of us. Living in anarchy the past year has been good to Team DOY, but apparently Purrgeron is sick of our shit. From the all night benders to the Gears of War 3 talk that him and Justin have to sit through. He's pissed! Here's what he wrote.
After the jump, our new social media policy. Ugh...
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