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08-15-2006, 03:26 PM
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Who is Eklund???

hey guys,sorry for the stupid question here, but, who is Eklund and what does he do that people here consider him a source? or what credentials does he have?

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he's a clown that knows nothing about hockey and tries to put things in ppl's heads to start rumors for no reason.

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He is a big loser that trys to predict stuff.Everything he says never happens

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then why is he quoted so much? is he media or something??

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then why is he quoted so much? is he media or something??

he is quoted so much because, idiots believe his crap.

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Eklund is a fraud who is such a coward he won't even release his identity, and cons people into giving him $20 to listen to even more of his B.S.

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hey guys,sorry for the stupid question here, but, who is Eklund and what does he do that people here consider him a source? or what credentials does he have?
He's a three-eyed giant goat that eats children.

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Eklund is a fraud who is such a coward he won't even release his identity, and cons people into giving him $20 to listen to even more of his B.S.
Yet bob mac defends him

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Yet bob mac defends him
It's too bad he doesn't have proof that he isn't actually a fraud, you know why he doesnt have proof? Because no one does. No one come prove that he isn't a fraud and by some of the bogus **** he posts on his website such as he is 90% sure Weight will go to Ottawa, and Recchi will absolutely not go to Pittsburgh, it seems pretty obvious that he is.

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hey guys,sorry for the stupid question here, but, who is Eklund and what does he do that people here consider him a source? or what credentials does he have?
There's this fabulous thing on the intermanet called Google Search. There's even a search feature on this very website. Insane, I know!

Please consider that if there were just 20 posters like you taking up boardspace with silly questions every day this site would be most undesirable.

You may also consider something crazy like replying to an existing thread where you see Eklund's name in.

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then why is he quoted so much? is he media or something??
Yeah, he works for team 990 and some other media who use his internet popularity. He have some writing/speaking habilities and have good collaborators on his blog.

The problem with him is that he takes all the rumor around and include them as his, he take credit for thing he did'nt had first and have a very bad % of success.

Also, according to some articles writen about him, all the stuff about his hockey book that he claims made him won enough money to never have to work again is a lie (it never made sense anyway, no hockey book ever been that popular). This story is particulary funny because he is asking for money from the readers of his blog to get the "scoops" first and some stuff.

http://vancouvercanucksoped.com/2006...n-with-eklund/
http://www.ericmcerlain.com/offwingo...ves/006182.php

here's the book he wrote apparantly: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...Fencoding=UTF8

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He's a three-eyed giant goat that eats children.
That would explain a lot.

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He's a guy who posts rumours, 95% of which are hot air... which doesn't actually hurt anyone except people who fall for the latest rumour over and over again; these people are insanely angry with him and wish him dead.


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He is a global repository of NHL chatter around the league. He got such a bad reputation around here because too many fans have a naive view of how negociation between teams are conducted, and are quick to jump on conclusions based on incomplete information.
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It's too bad he doesn't have proof that he isn't actually a fraud, you know why he doesnt have proof? Because no one does. No one come prove that he isn't a fraud and by some of the bogus **** he posts on his website such as he is 90% sure Weight will go to Ottawa, and Recchi will absolutely not go to Pittsburgh, it seems pretty obvious that he is.
Why exactly would someone with the reputation of Bob Mackenzie lies on something like that? What would he have to gain?

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Yeah, he works for team 990 and some other media who use his internet popularity. He have some writing/speaking habilities and have good collaborators on his blog.

The problem with him is that he takes all the rumor around and include them as his, he take credit for thing he did'nt had first and have a very bad % of success.

Also, according to some articles writen about him, all the stuff about his hockey book that he claims made him won enough money to never have to work again is a lie (it never made sense anyway, no hockey book ever been that popular). This story is particulary funny because he is asking for money from the readers of his blog to get the "scoops" first and some stuff.

http://vancouvercanucksoped.com/2006...n-with-eklund/
http://www.ericmcerlain.com/offwingo...ves/006182.php

here's the book he wrote apparantly: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...Fencoding=UTF8
Old Eky isnt selling many books.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2,899,758 in Books

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He is a global repository of NHL chatter around the league. He got such a bad reputation around here because too many fans have a naive view of how negociation between teams are conducted, and are quick to jump on conclusions based on incomplete information.

Why exactly would someone with the reputation of Bob Mackenzie lies on something like that? What would he have to gain?
Bob Mackenzie said that Eky exists and that he was more plugged in during the strike and less so now. Bob did not say anything to my knowledge about the quality of the rumours or if he believed that Eklund makes them up.

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There's this fabulous thing on the intermanet called Google Search. There's even a search feature on this very website. Insane, I know!

Please consider that if there were just 20 posters like you taking up boardspace with silly questions every day this site would be most undesirable.

You may also consider something crazy like replying to an existing thread where you see Eklund's name in.
Could you possibly be more self-righteous?

I don't think your post was condescending enough...

I mean, come on man, the guy's new here and, even if his question was redundant, he asked it in a polite manner.

Please consider that if there were just 20 posters like you acting up like anal retentive *******s every day this site would be most undesirable.


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it never made sense anyway, no hockey book ever been that popular
Even the book on Huet ?

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I mean, come on man, the guy's new here and, even if his question was redundant, he asked it in a polite manner.
This is the same joker that keeps posting on how useless Plekanec and Perezhogin are, yet refuses to actually back up these statements when people debate it. Second offence, IMO.

I was polite as well. I said please.

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Bob Mackenzie said that Eky exists and that he was more plugged in during the strike and less so now. Bob did not say anything to my knowledge about the quality of the rumours or if he believed that Eklund makes them up.
True. But giving the comments of some posters in this thread, such that "he's a clown that knows nothing about hockey", I think Eklund doesn't deserve his reputation.

I don't think Eklund get more or less "inside info" than the other seasoned sport journalists. The difference is that a network like TSN won't publish the small talk between two GM, while Eklund won't hesitate to run it. I personnally don't read his blog, not because I think it's ********, but because I'm not interested in small talk.

The problem isn't that Eklund publish rumors; the problem is that easily impressed fans translate "GM X inquired about player Y" into "OMG player Y is going to be traded soon!!!111" and write 10 pages thread on the topic (look the recent Komisarek thread for the perfect example). The fact that player Y end up not being traded doesn't mean that the original claim was false, or that Eklund make things up.

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True. But giving the comments of some posters in this thread, such that "he's a clown that knows nothing about hockey", I think Eklund doesn't deserve his reputation.

I don't think Eklund get more or less "inside info" than the other seasoned sport journalists. The difference is that a network like TSN won't publish the small talk between two GM, while Eklund won't hesitate to run it. I personnally don't read his blog, not because I think it's ********, but because I'm not interested in small talk.

The problem isn't that Eklund publish rumors; the problem is that easily impressed fans translate "GM X inquired about player Y" into "OMG player Y is going to be traded soon!!!111" and write 10 pages thread on the topic (look the recent Komisarek thread for the perfect example). The fact that player Y end up not being traded doesn't mean that the original claim was false, or that Eklund make things up.

You are absolutely right, it's the fact that Eklund doesn't predict the stuff that actually happens which means he makes things up.

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