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PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Oct 17 @ 7:53 PM ET
That move would make zeros sense from the Isles standpoint.
- hereticpride


The lower the sense it makes, the more excited fans get (about the fact it makes low sense).

There was a time (such as when HB was launched) when there was a scope for a "breaking rumors" site. Now everyone who gets access to inside info has one of their very own themselves - their Twitter feed.

Put these two facts together, and you understand why Ek posts the way he does nowadays.
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Oct 17 @ 8:24 PM ET
Relax about what?
- SuperSchennBros



I dont think Patrick would have been taking over the #1 spot just yet. Couturier is in the midst of his prime and I expect he will be this teams #1 for a few more seasons.

The thought of having a 1, 2, 3 of Coots Patrick Hayes in the future does get you excited if it works out.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Oct 17 @ 8:55 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: Patrick Accepts QO, Fletcher Talks Gus and Ghost, Quick Hits
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- bmeltzer


Fair contract on Patrick. Terrible way to start a promising career. 1 year to prove he is the player they drafted him to be. Hopefully the migraines are sorted at this point.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Oct 17 @ 9:38 PM ET
The lower the sense it makes, the more excited fans get (about the fact it makes low sense).

There was a time (such as when HB was launched) when there was a scope for a "breaking rumors" site. Now everyone who gets access to inside info has one of their very own themselves - their Twitter feed.

Put these two facts together, and you understand why Ek posts the way he does nowadays.

- PT21


Ek posts the same as he always has. He reports the noise. It's a rumor site. The idea is to drive and promote conversation on the site. He does that very well.
xShoot4WarAmpsx
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hamilton, ON
Joined: 06.25.2010

Oct 18 @ 1:55 AM ET
Ek posts the same as he always has. He reports the noise. It's a rumor site. The idea is to drive and promote conversation on the site. He does that very well.
- MJL


I feel like people dont really understand what rumours are. Even if he makes it up, that means he is starting the rumour. People act as if rumours have to come true when its actually the opposite.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Oct 18 @ 2:01 AM ET
I feel like people dont really understand what rumours are. Even if he makes it up, that means he is starting the rumour. People act as if rumours have to come true when its actually the opposite.
- xShoot4WarAmpsx


Exactly


ru·mor
/ˈro͞omər/
noun
a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
jd250
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 01.12.2018

Oct 18 @ 7:40 AM ET
isles offering up barzal whelp i guess we're screwed
- 2Real


Actually I think this is a good thing. The Islanders really are the only team I fear in the Metro division to be honest. Their speed and skill have given the Flyers fits over the past few years. You may think I'm crazy (I know I just opened myself up for comments :-) ) but I think Barzal is a much better player than Laine. If the Islanders send Barzal and others to Winnipeg for Laine, they get weaker.
jd250
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 01.12.2018

Oct 18 @ 7:41 AM ET
I dont think Patrick would have been taking over the #1 spot just yet. Couturier is in the midst of his prime and I expect he will be this teams #1 for a few more seasons.

The thought of having a 1, 2, 3 of Coots Patrick Hayes in the future does get you excited if it works out.

- MBFlyerfan


At this point I am just hoping Patrick can last a season ...
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Oct 18 @ 7:43 AM ET
At this point I am just hoping Patrick can last a season ...
- jd250



I think most of us are hoping that too.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Oct 18 @ 8:33 AM ET
I feel like people dont really understand what rumours are. Even if he makes it up, that means he is starting the rumour. People act as if rumours have to come true when its actually the opposite.
- xShoot4WarAmpsx


Technically you are correct, but don't you think that's only part of the story?

There needs to be some credibility to those rumours to distinguish them from fantasy. And if they repeatedly fall flat, or fail basic credibility tests, and if the generator benefits from their generation, then they go from rumor to farce.

Many years ago, he did actually break a couple of stories. I was just speculating about the reasons for what changed and why he comes up with such silly stuff.

At the same time, hey, I come here for free, so I am grateful the site exists.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Oct 18 @ 5:56 PM ET
Technically you are correct, but don't you think that's only part of the story?

There needs to be some credibility to those rumours to distinguish them from fantasy. And if they repeatedly fall flat, or fail basic credibility tests, and if the generator benefits from their generation, then they go from rumor to farce.

Many years ago, he did actually break a couple of stories. I was just speculating about the reasons for what changed and why he comes up with such silly stuff.

At the same time, hey, I come here for free, so I am grateful the site exists.

- PT21


Rumors by their very nature will repeatedly fall flat. You clearly, despite your education and work experience in academia, don't understand what a rumor is.
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