RUMOR: Deal possibly done?

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  1. eSabre

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    This may not be an acceptable source, but can anyone in the Tampa Bay area confirm?
     
  2. Crows*

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    And the rumors begin once again.
     
  3. Hockeyfan02

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    I didnt watch the local news tonight so I cant confirm it.
     
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    This is the second mention of Taylor.

    Did anyone hear what he said?
     
  5. Reilly311

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    Someone else made a post in another thread saying Tim Taylor said a deal was done.
     
  6. waffledave

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    Some Tampa people in Eklund's chatroom are saying the same. They say it was on the local news.
     
  7. DJ Spinoza

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    Credible source or not, I vote:

    :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
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    interesting. anyone in tampa see this local newscast at all?
     
  9. Crows*

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    I call BS. I am not getting excited until they are puting on the stupid hats.
     
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    For the love of god please be true.
     
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    COME ON MAN!!!!!

    can't you say you watched the news and he said it? ;)

    i went to the website of station mentioned and there is nothing but who knows. :dunno:
     
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    I won't believe it till I hear from more than one person who can confirm this. THEN I want to know if they have audio/video proof of it and not just word of mouth or misquote. THEN I wanna see it come to fruition. Those are the next few steps it will take to convince me this thing is resolved. If one step is missing, the whole process becomes just more recycled rumour garbage. I don't think a season will happen as I've gone, in 2 weeks time, from 50/50 to 60/40 to 75/25 then back down to 25/75 where I stand now. But I'm holding out the hope that maybe the two big cheeses in this CBA lockout will save whatever of their credibility is left and get a good deal for both sides, but more importantly, hockey! 28, 30, 32 game season, whatever. For the Crosby sweepstakes I agree with an idea posed earlier to rank the lottery order based on combined point totals from a shortened season and 03/04.
     
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    Apparently the news on that site comes from what was said in Eklund's chatroom, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    LOL, think they'll be trucker hats this time since they have recently become popular?
     
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    of course eklund would be behind all of this.

    I don't believe it for a second.
     
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    It better not come from his site. Gosh, he's not your average blogger. He comes up with false rumours more productively thsan Strachan and this time it plays with people's emotions. He is really just being a jackass if he's behind this new rumour.
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, it doesn't come from Eklund. At one point, 3-4 Tampa area fans joined the room within 10 minutes all saying that Tim Taylor said the deal was done.
     
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    http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/ny-spnhl0204,0,2975511.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines

    With all the action behind closed doors, rumors emerged throughout the day. They ranged from an ESPN report citing an anonymous owner saying the season would be dead within 48 hours, to an Internet report revealing an e-mail from Goodenow on the union's private Web site promising the players he wouldn't leave New York until there is a deal.

    What internet report is newsday talking about? Could it be ~gulp~ Eklund?
     
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    Wait, that doesn't really make sense. Does that mean this "Eklund" fellow is behind SabresInsider.com?

    Even if he is, I don't know how that coorelates with Tim Taylor on a Tampa news station, unless they generated the whole thing.
     
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    Who the **** is Eklund?
     
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    To clarify...

    The "Internet Report" in the newsday article is indeed Eklund.

    The Sabresinsider rumour does not come from Eklund. It was posted by someone who was in Eklund's chat room when a bunch of Tampa fans came in saying they saw Taylor on the news saying a deal was reached.
     
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    well that's good...
     
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