This is a hockey discussion....we discuss all things hockey.
Hockeybuzz AKA Eklund is also a hockey discussion site where he also provides rumours (whether they are made up or not he always states that he posts what he hears NOT EVENTUAL TRADES.
Get over it already and let's relax !
he doesnt post what he hears, he posts what he makes up!
He's even specifically named Schneider by name a couple times and as Gainey put it:
"Yes," Gainey admitted. "Even in our own situation, we've had discussions with Atlanta for some time, but we had to wait until a certain window in the season so that his compensation would fit into our [cap] availability. …
Thing is he never had Schneider to go anywhere else and on several occasions he mentioned Montreal looking at Schneider.
Give him due...He never claims that everything he reports will be an eventual trade. He simply provides us with insight on things he hears..
If it was always things he hear, he would have more than 5% rate of success....Some people in this own board were talking about Schneider before Eklund even thought about it.
If something bigger happen, then I'll give it to him 'cause that's the purpose of the trade isn't?
By the way, you do remember the news that he took from somebody else that he made it look like it was his own "sources".....and we all know it didn't happen only once....He might have some contacts, but to think that he actually hears everything he writes on his board is being naive.
Ek said there would be a Minor Trade, and would lead to a Major trade. Now since that's Gainey's style I'd say that I'm not surprised, I said he would pick up a few before a big player awhile ago. So I duno, iffy for me to say Ek was right when I could just as easily say I was right.