#TweetUp: Oscar Dansk (@odansk30)
Thursday, 07.5.2012 / 10:00 AM ET
One of the highlights of this year's Blue Jackets development camp has been getting to know the prospects and get some insight into their personalities. Let's face it: at the root of it all, these are still 18-20 year old kids who have a ton of interests outside of hockey, and finding out more about those interests is a really fun part of the week.
In case you haven't heard, Blue Jackets goalie prospect Oscar Dansk (31st overall, 2012 draft) is an active tweeter and likes to see what other people are doing using his Twitter app. He's also on Instagram -- oscardansk -- so make sure to add him to your feed and check out the pictures he's uploading from wherever his feet land.
We're going to feature some Q-and-A sessions with the guys throughout the week focusing on Twitter: what do you like about it, how would you make it better, any memorable moments? All that and more is on the way, but let's cut to the chase and get the details on Oscar's tweetography.
Why did you start up a Twitter account?
"I think it was some of the guys on my team were doing it last year around this time, after the draft and what not, and some of my buddies got into it. It was kind of a change from the days of Facebook and then into Twitter, but I really wanted to try it out. It's been a lot of fun so far."
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter, and why?
"It has to be Paul Bissonnette. He's a lot of fun and just says so many funny things. I love it."
If you could change one thing about Twitter, what would it be?
"That's a tough one...I don't even know what I would do. How about a little Twitter chat? That would be cool, I think, to chat with a bunch of people at the same time."
If you had to beg one person for a RT, who would it be?
"Justin Bieber. He has a lot followers and I'd probably get a lot of followers out of that."
Have you had any memorable experiences while tweeting?
"I'd have to go with getting a tweet from (fellow Swedish goalie and Florida Panthers prospect) Jacob Markstrom not too long ago. It was a few months ago, I think -- he was tweeting from Florida about how The Hockey News had written something about me, and I thought that was really cool."
What do you like most about Twitter?
"Most of all, I think I like the interaction with people and there's a lot of feedback. It's fun to get a lot of comments back from people."