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Credit to jay_bo21 on the Maple Leafs boards for that report.

http://hockeybuzzhogwash.com/

We started this site asking ourselves “Is Eklund (Dwayne Klessel) a Fraud?” after seeing so many negative posts and articles about his conduct over at Hockeybuzz.com. The idea was to do a study for 1 year (starting Jan 2008) and track all of his activities (especially rumors) that are often questioned by so many people in the hockey world.

We of course went past our planned deadline, but now it has come to a point where really nothing else needs to be added simply because Eklunds activities have already clearly answered our question, and that is 100% YES, Eklund is a fraud and and more importantly a Liar.

Here are some QUICK HIT FACTS about Eklund from the last 17 months, all with full documented proof on this site, feel free to look over the entire site for many more. We hope that after reading you might not COMPLETELY WASTE $20 (or $3 monthly) on hockeybuzz.com for useless garbage, lies and features that are promised but rarely delivered, go give that money to a charity that your favorite hockey player supports and know its going to people who need it…..

- For every 1 rumor Eklund gets correct, he gets approximately 30 incorrect (457 wrong, 15 right for 3.1%)

- He finished off 2008 calender year (exactly 1 year of our tracking) with a 2.3% accuracy rating

- He proved Mike Chen’s theory was ABSOLUTELY TRUE, that his success rating is slightly less than picking a team out of a hat

- Eklund plagiarized LA Links beat writer Rich Hammond

- He openly bashed Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and made a complete %%* of himself

- When teaming up with Versus.com, Eklunds blog included his press release, where he flat out lied and stated that hockeybuzz.com was the most visited hockey only website in North America. Many of his members called him out on his lie as NHL.com is also a hockey only website……

- Took credit for breaking trades/signings that were already on other sites first [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

- He tried to change his rating system after getting caught and abused many times by his members (see above), but the old rating system still shows on his FAQ page 3 months later.

- He now has monthly as well as yearly payment plans for his seasons ticket, but if you DO NOT stop the subscription (which is auto set to renew) you will be charged that amount for the installment FULL duration for these totals.

- He used the state of the economy to try and sell his “Seasons Ticket”, saying in these tough times it was important that members pay the $20 to help the site.

- He thought that Jacques Martin traded Luongo from Florida…..but was corrected by his readers.

- He thought that Brian Burke drafted Todd Bertuzzi back in 1993 while with Hartford and that one of the players he traded to move up to do this was Markov.

- For the 3rd year in a row he FAILED miserably on Trade Deadline Day, the biggest day of the year.

- He stated to his fans that he met Shania Twain and she asked him out but he refused….

- He begged and took peoples money but failed to provide his rumor chart as promised, a feature that most people pay the money for

- Made himself look like a complete ##%++ by claiming the “Balsille Offer to Buy PHO” news was 100% not true and that the offer was not from Balsille (after talking to Basille and NHL contacts)

Some might ask why we are stopping here, the simple answer is because Eklund will continue to dish out his lies and hover around that 3% correct rating. We could continue to track the same garbage year after year but what is really the point?, this site will be left up to show the facts gathered over 17 months and if that alone doesnt prove to you that he is a fraud and a liar then you are a bigger ##%++ than he is.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this site, helped spread the word about it and even help contribute information. Because of you this site grew to way more than we thought was possible and we ask that you continue to point people to this site so they can see what Eklund is all about.

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FWIW,

that blog is from a while back - I know that guy was all over eklund, flaming him on every board, for a while a couple of years ago.

As for whether or not he's a fraud. I think "fraud" is a bit misleading - in the same way that he is.

There is no doubt in my mind that he has at least 1 source in the Philadelphia (his hometown, I believe) organization. I believe he has on in Pittsburg too. Beyond that he's very hit or miss & no doubt exaggerates the quality of his 'sources.'

Of course none of this would be a big deal: If he didnt charge subscriptions. The fact that he does leaves a bad taste in the mouth of all.

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FWIW,

that blog is from a while back - I know that guy was all over eklund, flaming him on every board, for a while a couple of years ago.

As for whether or not he's a fraud. I think "fraud" is a bit misleading - in the same way that he is.

There is no doubt in my mind that he has at least 1 source in the Philadelphia (his hometown, I believe) organization. I believe he has on in Pittsburg too. Beyond that he's very hit or miss & no doubt exaggerates the quality of his 'sources.'

Of course none of this would be a big deal: If he didnt charge subscriptions. The fact that he does leaves a bad taste in the mouth of all.

Agree totally... I enjoyed reading this when I first stumbled on it a few years back.

I'm not so sure if I'd call Eklund a fraud though... Seriously, he runs a rumor based website. If he only posted potential rumors (E5/E4) or rumors from a credited sources, his site would be pretty dull(specially in the offseason). When you run a rumor based site, you have to post A LOT of rumors to keep your readers interested.

In the end, it's a gossip site... It's the internets version of the "water cooler". To keep his readers coming back, he posts every rumor he hears. Whether it's from the kid at the gas station, some guy on the street or from a credible source.

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