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03-22-2012, 02:08 PM
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One twitter source or even 10-20 are not going to cover nearly the amount that HF covers.
You're fooling yourself I you think twitter can replace HFboards based on sheer volume or speed of coverage.
These boards are not always the first source of material (though on quite a few occasions they are -- think about who the first source is to cover a huge hit or a major relevant occurrence in any league plus a youtube video), but even when they aren't the first they are guaranteed to be the second.
Making light of that kind of information gathering is a "rookie mistake."
You mightily overrate "experts." There are a few very well informed sources, but there are smart people on these boards too.
I'm not saying real experts like McKenzie and Meltzer aren't important. They very much are, but when it comes to actual information gathering and intellectual discussion, nothing beats HF.
If you really believe news media surpasses HFBoards in terms of hockey coverage then you really are just someone who likes being told what to think instead of thinking for yourself. If that is the case, then I feel sorry for you. Idiots on HFBoards or not, this place is an incredible outlet for all things hockey; second to none. If you didn't actually already know this, you wouldn't be here posting.
(I think we just broke the fourth wall of HF.)
When it comes to big breaking news, twitter beats HF to the punch every time. Absolutely every time. You may get more sources, but if you follow the right people, you get it right away. I ALWAYS get my twitter updates before a big story hits the boards here. And when it does hit here, its just twitter links.
I'm not saying overall coverage here isnt more plentiful, but I don't need 17 people reciting what one person said on twitter etc.
I understand there are few true experts, not everyone working for a station is an expert by any means, use your discretion though.
The one thing HF is certainly better at breaking are the rumours that by the grace of god come true, which credible sources didnt want to tarnish their name by repeating.
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