Says who? Was it his connections that told him to Tweet that Spezza was traded to Columbus several days ago?
Think logically about this for a minute... Which legitimate NHL insider or team executive is going to feed Eklund rumors just so he can immediately post them on his stupid website for all of the gullible hockey community to digest? The guy shows absolutely no sense of professionalism whatsoever (edits his website when he posts false information with no sense of recognition for mistakes/errors).... No legitamate professional in the NHL is going to talk business with him when it's clear his intention is to generate revenue for his website.... I don't see any of the TSN Analysts or other professionals in the business trying to make money off their connections... Wonder why that is...
I'm not here to disect how he gets his rumors/where from. The point stands that Mckenzie has given him aknowledgment, has given him props before. There is no better established person out there then Mckenzie.
However, it's up to the reader to determine how he or she wants to take it. I personally take anything he(eklund) says w/ an extreme grain of salt.
If Cigars & Scotch trades Staal it would go against every thing Sather said in his interview a couple of weeks ago about how Staal & Girardi are the core & they are the future for years to come etc etc.....
If he does trade him because he can't sign him to a long term deal because of the lack of cap space that he should be FIRED! I
It's his horrible Free Agent signings that continue to come back & bite us in the ass & will continue to for years to come.