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11-24-2011, 06:19 PM
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Your favourite source?

I'm wondering what twitter sources you guys trust the most for breaking hockey news. I follow incarcerated bob, hockey break and Ek, but I take everything they say with a grain (or 50) of salt, plus the reliable sources like McKenzie and Dreger. What do you guys think? What reliable and what entertaining sources do you like?


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11-24-2011, 06:24 PM
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I have heard a lot of bad things about incarcerated bob.

I just stick to Bob McKenzie and Kevin Allen.

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11-24-2011, 06:25 PM
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@samuelpepys

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11-24-2011, 06:27 PM
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IB is hilarious in a bad way as in he is a jerk to everybody and now has an IBNGoonSquad who just spam people he doesn't like, so I kind of follow him for jokes. Apparently he's only good about Philly news

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I'm wondering what twitter sources you guys trust the most for breaking hockey news. I follow incarcerated bob, hockey break and Ek, but I take everything they say with a grain (or 50) of salt. What do you guys think?
Your favourite sources are all users with below 0 credibility?

Why would you put yourself through that stupidity when there are actual hockey insiders like Dreger and McKenzie on twitter?

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11-24-2011, 06:28 PM
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Incarcerated Bob is fake.

Hockey break is interesting

Eklund is terrible


Just follow Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Pierre Lebrun and you're set.

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11-24-2011, 06:33 PM
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Hockey break is a joke. All he does is relay information from other sources. I was following him for several months before I finally had enough and issued the cut.

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11-24-2011, 06:34 PM
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I also follow Dreger, McKenzie and then other commentators like Mirtle. But I follow these people because they're entertaining I also followed NHL Sources Say for a week, worst account ever.


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11-24-2011, 06:37 PM
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dreger + lebrun + mckenzie + occasionally kipper are the only ones I take seriously

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Kevin Allen is good for US news during the WJC or WHC.

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11-24-2011, 06:39 PM
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Here are some credible sources since we've had a few threads tonight with not so credible ones.


www.twitter.com/dchesnokov
www.twitter.com/ESPN_Burnside
www.twitter.com/RealKyper (Nick Kypreos)
www.twitter.com/mirtle
www.twitter.com/tsnbobmckenzie
www.twitter.com/DarrenDreger
www.twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun
www.twitter.com/ChrisBottaNHL
www.twitter.com/CraigCustance
www.twitter.com/kausatoday

other recognized media sources
http://twitter.com/jim_ralph
http://twitter.com/bill_watters
http://twitter.com/DamoSpin
http://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran
http://twitter.com/Michael_Traikos
http://twitter.com/simmonssteve
http://twitter.com/HennyTweets
http://twitter.com/MapleLeafs
http://twitter.com/jonastsn1050



Taken from from the thread (Recognized Media Sources) in the trade and rumours part of HF:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=801084

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11-24-2011, 06:41 PM
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Dreger, Mckenzie, Lebrun are probably the best. I follow Kypreos and a couple others as well. James Mirtle and the pension plan puppets have a couple guys that are worth following as well for Leafs talk.

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11-24-2011, 06:43 PM
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Eklund











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11-24-2011, 06:45 PM
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Here are some credible sources since we've had a few threads tonight with not so credible ones.


www.twitter.com/dchesnokov
www.twitter.com/ESPN_Burnside
www.twitter.com/RealKyper (Nick Kypreos)
www.twitter.com/mirtle
www.twitter.com/tsnbobmckenzie
www.twitter.com/DarrenDreger
www.twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun
www.twitter.com/ChrisBottaNHL
www.twitter.com/CraigCustance
www.twitter.com/kausatoday

other recognized media sources
http://twitter.com/jim_ralph
http://twitter.com/bill_watters
http://twitter.com/DamoSpin
http://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran
http://twitter.com/Michael_Traikos
http://twitter.com/simmonssteve
http://twitter.com/HennyTweets
http://twitter.com/MapleLeafs
http://twitter.com/jonas640



Taken from from the thread (Recognized Media Sources) in the trade and rumours part of HF:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=801084
lol you may want to edit that jonas640 one.



His new one is http://twitter.com/jonastsn1050

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11-24-2011, 06:47 PM
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Dreger, McKenzie, Jeffler, Lebrun, Kyper, and Allen are all you need for your legitimate information. If someone beats them (rarely), they'll be one behind.

Okay...maybe not me

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LeBrun and MacKenzie.

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11-24-2011, 06:49 PM
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lol you may want to edit that jonas640 one.



His new one is http://twitter.com/jonastsn1050
I copied and pasted from the thread on the rumour board. ok removed. someone should go and tell them over there too. lol

edit: i posted on the rumour thread to let them know.

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11-24-2011, 06:49 PM
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Don't follow anyone as a source. Follow them as entertainment, and an occasional interesting story. All insiders are not inside anything. when things do happen, they all race for the gold medal to be the 1st, but they all tweet it within 6 seconds of each other.

I do like Jonas and mirtle to give me some Leaf news, and Mirtle is happy to debate topics if you keep it civil.

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11-24-2011, 06:52 PM
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11-24-2011, 07:08 PM
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As most people have stated, for Leafs insider info the best are Mackenzie, Lebrun, Dreger and on occasion Kipper.

Really anything outside of that is hard to take anything more than speculation from.

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11-25-2011, 12:42 AM
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A few other pretty good follows

Leafs
Paul Hendrick (LeafsTV) - @HennyTweets
David Alter (Sportsnet/Fan 590) @DavidAlter590
Jonas Siegel (TSN Radio) @JonasTSN1050
James Mirtle (Globe & Mail) @Mirtle
Pension Plan Puppets Blog @mlse

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Clayton Hansler (LeafsTV) - @chansler

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Chris Johnston (Canadian Press) - @reporterchris
Larry Brooks (NY Post) @NYP_Brooksie
Justin Goldman (The Goalie Guild/NHL.com) @TheGoalieGuild

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11-25-2011, 12:49 AM
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As most people have stated, for Leafs insider info the best are Mackenzie, Lebrun, Dreger and on occasion Kipper.

Really anything outside of that is hard to take anything more than speculation from.
I find beat writers sometimes get the info the quickest, but if you don't want to be bombarded by roster/game tweets of a team you don't care about, usually it's only a matter of minutes before one of the big boys retweet anything that has any credibility.

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The voice in my head.

But seriously, I just wait for **** to happen. I've long overcome the need to listen to idle speculation from "sources" since most of the stuff they hear is just chatter anyway.

And typically w/ Burke, you don't see it coming anyway. Does anyone remember anything leading up to the Phaneuf deal? Or the Beauchemin for Lupul, Gardiner deal? The only exception that could be made is the Kaberle deal. But that was like an accident in slow motion.

Most of the credible media sources are good follows. Even the asshats like Cox and Simmons are fun follows, if only for the sheer stupidity they provide.

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11-25-2011, 04:40 AM
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Incarcerated Bob is fake.

Hockey break is interesting

Eklund is terrible


Just follow Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Pierre Lebrun and you're set.
Bob isn't 'fake'. He has reported a lot of stuff for hockey weeks before they happened. But like all reports, they have terrible success rates.

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Hate bob, once he asked about trade proposal about Tavares, I said " schenn and first", he retweeted it I had people across NY ripping me apart lol

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