If you’re anything like me, you want to stay up to date with all the trade rumors floating around in the NHL. Trouble is, there are a lot of people who float piping hot garbage to increase their exposure.
That’s why the only source I trust as completely reliable and not at all bullshit is Hockeyy Insiderr. Why? Well, for starters, he tacks on an extra “R” to the end of “Insider,” showing that his knowledge of NHL teams is super duper deep. Secondly, he is always accurate and delivers up to the minute piping hot trade rumors.
Take this example:
— Mike Obrand (@MikeObrand) July 24, 2014
Now, I know what you’re thinking — how is this guy reputable if he claims that Lars Eller is going to demand a trade three seconds before Lars Eller announces he’s staying in Montreal? Well, this is a perfect example of just how up to the minute Hockeyy Insiderr actually is.
Think about it. One second Lars Eller busts into Bergevin’s office demanding a trade. The next second, Bergevin says he’s going nowhere and offer’s Eller an extension. The final second, Lars Eller signs the extension and tweets about it.
Really makes a lot of sense if you consider how fast paced today’s brand of hockey is.
Wait, hold on. My sources are saying that everything I just typed is inaccurate, which is encouraging because I’m trying to be more like Hockeyy Insiderr in my writing.
The tweet about Lars Eller demanding a trade was not made by Hockeyy Insiderr, but was actually made by Hockeyy lnsider:
Check out my twitter handle vs @Hockeyylnsiderr Look EXACTLY the same because lower case L look like upper case I. Mystery solved.
— Hockeyy Insiderr (@HockeyyInsiderr) July 24, 2014
Phew, I was really worried there for a minute because even I didn’t really believe my defense of Hockeyy Insiderr. (Especially considering that Hockeyy Insiderr’s claim happened three seconds after the Eller tweet). When you consider how prominent our hot take trade rumorist is, it’s no surprise that there are a ton of parody accounts trying to ride his coattails. Of course, you won’t find the Lars Eller tweet on Hockeyy lnsiderr’s (with the lower case L) Twitter feed because he deleted it — parody accounts totally do that all the time.
Of course, the firemen of Twitter are using this as an example of how Hockeyy Insiderr is probably just a pre-teen tweeting out of his mother’s basement, but they’re totally off-base.
Nope, this is just a simple case of mistaken identity.