Either David Pastrnak is a big Tom Wilson fan, or someone stole his phone Tuesday night.
The Boston Bruins winger, fresh off his second practice with the team in Toronto since emerging from quarantine, sent a head-scratching tweet around 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
In my opinion Tom Wilson is the best goal scorer in the league
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) July 29, 2020
Quick context: Pastrnak scored 48 goals before the 2019-20 NHL season shut down, tied with Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin for the most in the league. Wilson, Ovechkin's teammate, had more penalty minutes in this season alone (93) than goals in his career (78).
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So, yeah. Pastrnak probably didn't write this tweet.
The bubble is fun. This is fun. Hotel X sounds fun. Now someone give Pasta his phone back. https://t.co/UrCYx54o8f
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) July 29, 2020
Pasta passed out with his shoes on https://t.co/BU5Cp8abMl
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) July 29, 2020
Pasta left his Twitter logged on the hotel lobby computer https://t.co/nTB1BTYsk0
— Megan Kelly (@mmegankelly) July 29, 2020
The one time I'd belive the "i was hacked" excuse https://t.co/aC9A8dxgrX
— Jashvina Shah (Mrs. Spencer Reid) (@icehockeystick) July 29, 2020
But who did? As former NHL player John Scott pointed out, Boston winger Brad Marchand is an obvious suspect.
This has Marchand written all over it https://t.co/PEixQbLwoE
— John Scott (@johnscott_32) July 29, 2020
Defenseman Torey Krug can't be ruled out, either.
— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) July 29, 2020
Or what if Wilson himself managed to commandeer Pastrnak's phone? (The Bruins and Capitals are staying in the same Toronto hotel, after all...)
Weird, Wilson usually does all his hacking on the ice. https://t.co/kmIX15wnC3
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) July 29, 2020
Wilson also thanked Pastrnak just minutes after his tweet, so we're not ruling out some foul play on the Capitals' part.
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) July 29, 2020
Pastrnak and Wilson can work things out in person soon: The Bruins play Washington on Sunday, Aug. 9, in one of their three Eastern Conference round-robin games of the NHL restart.
Until then, Pastrnak might want to update his password.
Was David Pastrnak hacked? Bruins star's strange tweet suggests so originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston