The NHL’s newest fan, Tony X, is suddenly friends with hockey royalty – SB Nation

It was a busy night for hockey’s newest fan Tony X on the eve — and start — of the second round on Wednesday. Hockey Twitter’s darling was making friends left and right all evening, including some famous ones that even die hard fans have been unable to crack.

First, it was with the not-so-secret Twitter of Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, who is known for his entertaining — but rare — social media presence.

But we did!

Then, while looking for a jersey of an “underdog” to purchase, Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko jumped in to offer his two cents on the sweater the St. Louis fan should buy.

Tarasenko, you’re not really an underdog though, are you?

Tony also found out some of hockey’s craziest traditions, throwing octopi in Detroit and catfish in Nashville.

Well said, Tony.

The whirlwind finally came to its peak when Tony was invited on Good Morning America to talk about his adventures on Twitter Thursday morning!

Yes, that is Blues Hall of Famer Brett Hull giving Tony a surprise message. What a tale this has been.