Thread: Eklund Rumor: 2012 Eklund Rumor Hit Percentage ?
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02-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Xander Crews
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
Sure, that's a fair enough position. I don't disagree with you at all. But given the amount of times the Eklund has deliberately (attempted to) mislead his followers and the amount of hype he puts behind every statement he makes, I don't have any reason to believe that he's just reporting what's on his mind, rather than what reliable sources have to say.

Anyone can make a twitter and a blog and start throwing out wild speculations like "Burke talking to Chiarelli about Seguin!! Stay tuned!!!!!" to feed the imagination of hopeful (or upset) fans and get the fire going. Worst case scenario, "eh uh Burke just asked him, man. Meant nuthin' in the end".
This is what I agree with you on. I dont at all think Eklund makes things up persay like other people say, I mean it is a fact hes treated as media by teams and im sure he has connections from that alone. He does however I think mislead people on how serious what hes reporting is. He may hear a scout saying the Burke would like to get Stamkos, or something that is true and he did hear it from a real source, but he knows its not going to happen and proceeds to talk about it on his site like its close to done.

So I dont think he makes stuff up or is even wrong really but he does exaggerate everything he hears imo to mislead people into thinking its happening.

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