Well, he doesn't have the credibility bank of Eklund, but I do feel there's SOME validity to it...
First off, the idea is completely illogical.
Second off, why is it credible? Because it's Dreger? Please.
It seems as though HFBoards posters have lost the ability to think for themselves.
This is how the Gagne mess started:
Flyers need cap space->Gagne makes a good amount of money and has had recent unrelated injuries->Gagne should get traded for young goaltender->Gagne should get traded for younger forward->Gagne should get traded for prospects in a salary dump->Gagne should get traded for cap relief->Gagne should be waived
But it's not in the "premier hockey news source in North America", it's a ****ing twitter. What accountability is there for a rumor posted on twitter? To idiot fans it does seem logical.
Also, because he's accurate at reporting what has happened, he's accurate at reporting what will happen?
It's such a credible rumor that he mentioned "NHL execs". OOOOH! Must be serious!
Do you honestly think the Flyers can't get anything for him? No prospects, draft picks, nothing? If you just answered, "no", you'll see why the thread is useless.
You're just angry because Dregs is reporting something you don't want to hear. Problem for you is Dregs has always been very credible. He's not a rumour monger. He posts things that are more or less 95% a lock to end up happening.
The wording is important. If they can't find a trade waivers it is. He also posted that it seems they are waiting to announce a Zherdev deal after they move Gagne.
He posts things that are more or less 95% a lock to end up happening.
No, he posts things he hears from reputable sources.
I'm sure some NHL exec speculated this to Dreger, and he reported it. But what some random NHL exec speculates isn't a 95% lock to happen. Its just speculation, and Dreger is just throwing it out there.