Secret Daly,Linden,Batterman and Saskin meeting ended just 2 hours ago(1:45 EST)

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  1. Crows*

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    This is apprently true. If John Mcfarlane is correct, he apprently has information of a secret meeting that went on tonight between Daly, linden, batterman and Saskin at a north york restaurant.

    Take it for what it's worth. But Ive read this guys work for years ( i believe he's had a few guest columns in THN) And his stuff is usually very good and his information is usually very reliable.

    http://johnmacfarlane.blogspot.com/

    "As one of the members of the media who was duked into showing up at the sutton place hotel, I will admit first hand that I have no "real" meat or news from the 7 hour negotiation meetings in Toronto yesterday. I did however manage to find out where Bill daly was dining after the negotiations."
     
  2. Bicycle Repairman

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    Why is the name "Colin" in his profile?
     
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    I was wondering that myself
     
  4. Crows*

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    In most media outlets you have a choice to change your first name to "sound better" with your last name.

    His real first name is Colin. He's been known as John since he began writing.

    It's actually quite interesting I actually just learned about this at my sports media course at BCIT here in Burnaby. We got to make our own media name haha.
     
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    For the print media?

    Interesting.

    I see he misspelled "duped" and "Halifax" too. Pretty sloppy for a grizzled newsroom vet. Especially on his blog debut.

    I see he's a former "Hockey Editor." The Chronicle-Herald must be the only metro daily in Canada with one.

    Although I must admit he spins a good yarn. haha
     
  6. Crows*

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    HMM good points. Apprently he is either in his old age and forgettfull now or it's an imposter!!!! :(

    Stupid hopes. :(
     
  7. Reilly311

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    OMG THEY'RE EATING DINNER!!!!!!111 HOCKEY IS SAVED!!!1111
     
  8. Crows*

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    You're a fool.

    If this is true whicih is questionable now. Dinner between the two parties till 2 am in a reserved restaurent is news. More news than we got from yesterdays meetings
    :banghead:
     
  9. Reilly311

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    and you're reported. :)
     
  10. Crows*

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    But yes but back to the topic at hand. Print media may change their names as well. I beleive this popularized around 1994.
     
  11. Bicycle Repairman

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    Oh I see.

    That would have been about the same time that Jeff Gillooly changed his name to Jeff Stone. He was quite the trendsetter.

    Incidently, I notice that that the blog has just been updated to fix the misspelling of "duped." Also, "Haliax" is now "Halfiax."

    Why is "Colin's" surname spelled as "MacFarlane" in the URL and "McFarlane" on his page? Or is that some new-fangled journalism thing too?
     
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  12. Crows*

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    I can imagine the old man in bed. "OH CRAP I MISPELLED HALIFAX AND DUPED ":lol :lol :lol

    Who knows.. I just read this and posted it.
    We'l soon see if it has any crediblity.
     
  13. Ziggy Stardust

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    Looks like everyone is catching on the "Eklund" craze. He's started a new fad with bored wanna-be journalists.
    Now I wonder why these bloggers get all the breaking news... hmmmm... :shakehead
     
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    You really think it does?
     
  15. Crows*

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    WEll Like I said "wel soon see"

    The only reason for me to believe there may be some credibility to it is that there is a writer named John Mcfarlane and he did write several THN articles in the mid to late 90's.

    But as you pointed out. Alot of it is suspect.
     
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    No, ALL of it is suspect.
     
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    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    This can't be real -- look at the timestamp it was posted and the time he says they left the meeting. He speaks past-tense when future tense is obvious.
     
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    If it is fake, the creator should probably be hoping the real McFarlane doesn't take legal action. Eklund's trick is that he doesn't identify himself by name. That way, nobody can come after him if he's faking it. ISPs are pretty willing to turn over logs, etc. when the lawyers get involved. Either it's real, or the guy who faked it doesn't care (or didn't think) about losing money in lawsuits. ;)
     
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    lol an Eklund wanna-be.
     
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    The Webmaster of Hockeyfans.at brings the Rumor in that Coaches of the Swedisch Elite League got the message that NHL Starts on 3. February???

    Should come from a realiable source...




    Anyway i can't believe that..
     
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    I'm wondering what they ate...
     
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    Highly dubious. His repeated use of the word impasse is irresponsible at best.

    Probably one of our highly qualified posters here at HF.
     
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    the guy who started this thread is the guy who created the blog.
     
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