Stempniak re-signs with Phoenix, BizNasty2point0 signs in on Twitter

In late Monday news, the Coyotes and forward Lee Stempniak have reached a deal reportedly worth $3.8 million over the next two years, officialized today by the club. The twenty-seven year old forward racked up 14 goals and four assists after being acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2010 NHL trade deadline.

He was less fortunate in the playoff points department (two assists in seven games) which is surely something he's going to be counted on to improve if Phoenix wants to go above and beyond last season. Having lost a few key acquisitions, notably Matthew Lombardi on offense, Stempniak is expected to be one of the core elements in the Coyotes' goal-production this year.

Meanwhile, the return of one of Twitter's most colourful personalities is official, much to the obvious delight of fans league-wide. Originally supposed to debut this afternoon, Paul Bissonnette aka @BizNasty2point0 had other plans for his new account:

Deleted after his "questionable" comments about a certain contract issue that has taken over this offseason as the Sundinesque summertime ponderation of 2010, @PaulBizNasty was mourned by many, hashtag-campaigned by many more, and commemorated probably more times than his number of fighting majors last year.

He hadn't even tweeted from the new account yet but literally thousands joined the queue of his follower list in anticipation (I am personally crushed I was only number 1100 or so. Late to the party as always) and the happiest part out of all of this is that despite the long silence, he seemingly hasn't changed a bit.

No doubt his teammates are on board (and hopefully more will join in the fun over the coming months). I for one have a feeling Twitterverse is going to enjoy this season as much as I will. :lol: