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Insider "Kickbacks"

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12-31-2012, 03:09 PM
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Insider "Kickbacks"

I was thinking about this the other day. Now with Twitter, there are more "hockey insiders" than you can name. To get to the top and recognized, you have to be the first to report something big and do it frequently. Basically what I'm saying is, in almost every other industry there are some form of "kickbacks" when it comes to procurement, contract bidding, etc. I wonder if this culture exists in pro sports where "Big Name Big Broadcaster Insider" gives "kickbacks" to hockey ops people around the league in exchange for quick and breaking information. When I'm saying hockey ops I mean people in the front office not neccesarily GM's but people in their close group. I think it must.

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I was thinking about this the other day. Now with Twitter, there are more "hockey insiders" than you can name. To get to the top and recognized, you have to be the first to report something big and do it frequently. Basically what I'm saying is, in almost every other industry there are some form of "kickbacks" when it comes to procurement, contract bidding, etc. I wonder if this culture exists in pro sports where "Big Name Big Broadcaster Insider" gives "kickbacks" to hockey ops people around the league in exchange for quick and breaking information. When I'm saying hockey ops I mean people in the front office not neccesarily GM's but people in their close group. I think it must.
Considering who many of these insiders work for...this is not a surprise.

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Most of what "insiders" break are press release stuff. Basically stuff the teams/league are going to announce to the public soon after. They give the news to the reporter of their choice in hopes that down the road they can garner positive press if they need it.

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Most of what "insiders" break are press release stuff. Basically stuff the teams/league are going to announce to the public soon after. They give the news to the reporter of their choice in hopes that down the road they can garner positive press if they need it.
Some posters here must have got a ton of info in the past....

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