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Unfortunately, by the very nature of the topic, there probably cannot & will not ever be any "good" sites.

See, the problem is this: lets take an "average" nhl gm for a minute. In any given season, he probably proposes or has trades proposed to him dozens of times. Perhaps involving the same disgruntled player more often - but maybe even involving a fan favorite, or the team's franchise player.

The GM may have absolutely no interest in moving that player. Maybe the other teams enquire about him - or maybe that GM just wants to guage things. I mean if i were Bob Gainey, Id likely have ZERO interest in moving markov, but i might throw his name out just to see what he could garner in a trade. Now, what happens if Markov hears about this? Is he likely to want to resign with us next summer?

Bottom line: there are feelings, egos, families, personalites etc all in play when GMs discuss transactions. Often the two sides arent even CLOSE to a deal, so the idea of anyone telling the mass populace could have a HUGE negative impact.

If a person were in a position where he could get access to this information, he would soon be cut off from it because GMs from all across the league would say "dont trade with this GM because he'll leak it to "blogger X" and then your players will find out & you'll be in a whole mess."

Its why most rumor sites seem to be full of crap. The best ones just use common sense & say "well team X needs a defensman & they have this cap space & possibly this player to move" and then they make it up from there. The worst ones (eklund) just bang away with like 10 new rumors a day & at SOME point they will get one right.

I think a legitimate, real rumor site is a pipe dream. Stick with Spector (he give sound, reasonable commentary on ludicrous trade rumors posted by others - he rarely, if ever, posts rumors that originate with him) and the big name sites. If Bob McKenzie, for example, tells you about a trade rumor, he's probably heard it first hand (and been told by the messenger he's allowed to post it).

My 2c.

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Unfortunately, by the very nature of the topic, there probably cannot & will not ever be any "good" sites.

See, the problem is this: lets take an "average" nhl gm for a minute. In any given season, he probably proposes or has trades proposed to him dozens of times. Perhaps involving the same disgruntled player more often - but maybe even involving a fan favorite, or the team's franchise player.

The GM may have absolutely no interest in moving that player. Maybe the other teams enquire about him - or maybe that GM just wants to guage things. I mean if i were Bob Gainey, Id likely have ZERO interest in moving markov, but i might throw his name out just to see what he could garner in a trade. Now, what happens if Markov hears about this? Is he likely to want to resign with us next summer?

Bottom line: there are feelings, egos, families, personalites etc all in play when GMs discuss transactions. Often the two sides arent even CLOSE to a deal, so the idea of anyone telling the mass populace could have a HUGE negative impact.

If a person were in a position where he could get access to this information, he would soon be cut off from it because GMs from all across the league would say "dont trade with this GM because he'll leak it to "blogger X" and then your players will find out & you'll be in a whole mess."

Its why most rumor sites seem to be full of crap. The best ones just use common sense & say "well team X needs a defensman & they have this cap space & possibly this player to move" and then they make it up from there. The worst ones (eklund) just bang away with like 10 new rumors a day & at SOME point they will get one right.

I think a legitimate, real rumor site is a pipe dream. Stick with Spector (he give sound, reasonable commentary on ludicrous trade rumors posted by others - he rarely, if ever, posts rumors that originate with him) and the big name sites. If Bob McKenzie, for example, tells you about a trade rumor, he's probably heard it first hand (and been told by the messenger he's allowed to post it).

My 2c.

Good post, just think from a business perspective.

Would you want some random dude knowing the conversations going on intricately in your business? Like the place you're getting super cheap resources from or about the personal conflict going on between the VP's?

They would only allow what they want the people to hear to be leaked when it comes to important information or what is inevitable to be heard so they may as well say it.

Things always leak by accident, but as you say, the second a GM finds a rat, they cut it off, so any site that can claim they have sources who continue to get inside info are full of it.

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