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union jack
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:23 am 
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i don't think anyone is "putting stock" in what Eklund, HockeyyInsiderr or others might say. But its just fun to go over the "what ifs" and "would-or-wouldn't you" Sometimes those bloggers are right but the vast majority of the time they are just feeding BS because really only the teams know. Which is fine, when i goto those sites or twitter feeds its just for entertainment. And hell if i could make a living or even just some extra cash by making up BS about "possible" hockey moves i would do it in a minute. So i think some people get to worked up over this stuff either because they take it to seriously or they think someone else does. I like looking at my twitter feed with all the rumor guys on it. just because its fun.. and honestly until there is an actual trade.. there isn't much else to do.


:clap: Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.


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SeveredLegionair wrote:
i don't think anyone is "putting stock" in what Eklund, HockeyyInsiderr or others might say. But its just fun to go over the "what ifs" and "would-or-wouldn't you" Sometimes those bloggers are right but the vast majority of the time they are just feeding BS because really only the teams know. Which is fine, when i goto those sites or twitter feeds its just for entertainment. And hell if i could make a living or even just some extra cash by making up BS about "possible" hockey moves i would do it in a minute. So i think some people get to worked up over this stuff either because they take it to seriously or they think someone else does. I like looking at my twitter feed with all the rumor guys on it. just because its fun.. and honestly until there is an actual trade.. there isn't much else to do.


Right.

That's why hockey forum after hockey forum is full of people who repeat stuff these hacks post day after day after day. That's why 'professional' media members give these guys airtime.

Why people are entertained by information that is guaranteed to be false is beyond my capability to understand.


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its the same reason people are entertained by magic, you know its complete BS but its cool to watch and wonder. Honestly could you imagine if there were NO rumors, it would instead be like watching just the news and if there were none you would be just left wanting.

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You comparison is a poor one.

For a magic show, you expect to be deceived 100% of the time. (Unless you're watching that show that explains how the tricks are done. :p )The deception is part of the allure.

With hockey NEWS, emphasis on the NEWS, that shouldn't be the case. Before the lockout, which is when the overwhelming majority of these fake rumor mills started popping up, you didn't have to sort through the bullshit. If a reporter said that the Sabres were interested in going after player X, you knew that they were trying to do just that. If something wasn't true, it didn't get reported.

Today, that's just not the case. Every time there is a report about a player from anyone that isn't TSN's hockey staff, you have to trace it back to it's source to consider the legitimacy, and more often than not it traces back to a college kid with a twitter account. I, for one, am too busy to spend time making value judgements on the veracity of every bullshit rumor that surfaces. If there is no news, THEN DON'T REPORT ANYTHING. What's the point of news for the sake of news?

If you want to talk about possibilities, then ok. There's forums like this one for that. But keep the bullshit out of the news cycle. It shouldn't be there.


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Calm down.


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I'm quite calm.

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Squanto wrote:
You comparison is a poor one.

For a magic show, you expect to be deceived 100% of the time. (Unless you're watching that show that explains how the tricks are done. :p )The deception is part of the allure.

With hockey NEWS, emphasis on the NEWS, that shouldn't be the case. Before the lockout, which is when the overwhelming majority of these fake rumor mills started popping up, you didn't have to sort through the bullshit. If a reporter said that the Sabres were interested in going after player X, you knew that they were trying to do just that. If something wasn't true, it didn't get reported.

Today, that's just not the case. Every time there is a report about a player from anyone that isn't TSN's hockey staff, you have to trace it back to it's source to consider the legitimacy, and more often than not it traces back to a college kid with a twitter account. I, for one, am too busy to spend time making value judgements on the veracity of every bullshit rumor that surfaces. If there is no news, THEN DON'T REPORT ANYTHING. What's the point of news for the sake of news?

If you want to talk about possibilities, then ok. There's forums like this one for that. But keep the bullshit out of the news cycle. It shouldn't be there.

The reason these things get reported now is because of the simplicity it is to make a rumor now. Before the lockout smart phones weren't in everyone's hands, and the internet wasn't as widespread as it is now.

It's too bad that there are so many rumors out there, but it's fun to speculate on if we got that player at all.

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I'm aware of the reasons why, and Hockeyy Insiderr is a prime example of the current state of things.

He's a 17 year old high school student (outed today) who has duped thousands of people into thinking he's something he's not.


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Squanto wrote:
I'm quite calm.

Don't poke the bear. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.


dont do it, union jack. squanto is a tenacious defender, and though i won our arguments every single time (and i mean every single time)... it was longgg and drawn out. like vietnam.

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The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


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The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


if your talking about what i just posted, i was completely kidding.

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blugibson wrote:
The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


You're new here. You'll get used to it. Mike uses sarcasm more than 80% of the time. 50% of the time, I can never tell, but I think I'm learning.

It's really funny. You could always tell that HockeyyInsiderr act was pretty strange, that something just wasn't right. His blatant lack of professionalism was the first giveaway. Answering to the #HATERS was the second one. He's complaining to all of his "50,000" followers that he isn't a 17-year old, but he's doing it in the manner a 17-year-old would.

Irony. Truly a dead scene.

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Also, anytime I talk on here stands a good chance I am being a sarcastic asshole. Just keep that in mind. Rarely, if ever, do I openly attack someone without cause.


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Vanek_Fanatic_26 wrote:
blugibson wrote:
The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


You're new here. You'll get used to it. Mike uses sarcasm more than 80% of the time. 50% of the time, I can never tell, but I think I'm learning.

It's really funny. You could always tell that HockeyyInsiderr act was pretty strange, that something just wasn't right. His blatant lack of professionalism was the first giveaway. Answering to the #HATERS was the second one. He's complaining to all of his "50,000" followers that he isn't a 17-year old, but he's doing it in the manner a 17-year-old would.

Irony. Truly a dead scene.


He's doing that because a blogger did some basic connecting of the dots, and is saying that H.I. is a 17 year old kid from Quebec. Via Deadspin : http://kyriacou22.blogspot.ca/2012/08/w ... iderr.html


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i realized hockeyyinsiderr was a tool when he manufactured this personal war with dreger because dreger unfollowed him or something. thats when i realized that not only was HI a fraud, but a tool as well.

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Vanek_Fanatic_26 wrote:
blugibson wrote:
The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


You're new here. You'll get used to it. Mike uses sarcasm more than 80% of the time. 50% of the time, I can never tell, but I think I'm learning.

It's really funny. You could always tell that HockeyyInsiderr act was pretty strange, that something just wasn't right. His blatant lack of professionalism was the first giveaway. Answering to the #HATERS was the second one. He's complaining to all of his "50,000" followers that he isn't a 17-year old, but he's doing it in the manner a 17-year-old would.

Irony. Truly a dead scene.




i just like to fuck with people. any way i can. dry humour gets me off.

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ironyisadeadscene wrote:
Vanek_Fanatic_26 wrote:
blugibson wrote:
The arrogance of some posters on this board can be directly linked to the reason this board has so few participants.


You're new here. You'll get used to it. Mike uses sarcasm more than 80% of the time. 50% of the time, I can never tell, but I think I'm learning.

It's really funny. You could always tell that HockeyyInsiderr act was pretty strange, that something just wasn't right. His blatant lack of professionalism was the first giveaway. Answering to the #HATERS was the second one. He's complaining to all of his "50,000" followers that he isn't a 17-year old, but he's doing it in the manner a 17-year-old would.

Irony. Truly a dead scene.




i just like to fuck with people. any way i can. dry humour gets me off.

Like dry humour leads to a little fap, fap?


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