Here is the TSN feed that most people were watching when the news first broke:
How did fans react? I've recapped it all here:
Chapter 1: Steve Staios?!?!
It all began minutes earlier with an imposter on Twitter, @JamieMcLennen29 (not the real Jamie McLennan), reporting that Steve Staios had been traded to Vancouver.
12:27 PM PST: @JamieMcLennen29: Canucks acquire Steve Staios from Islanders for 6th round draft pick #tradecentre #isles #canucks
Canucks fans were certainly puzzled, and Steve Staios quickly started trending on Twitter.
****, really Staios? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Until people all realized within a minute that it was a fake.
God people, it's a fake twitter account you fools!
Be careful of Twitter accounts from hockey players whose names are spelled wrong
Oh thank god... I thought Gillis lost his mind.
More in the next post...
Edited by WeatherWise, 28 February 2012 - 05:25 AM.