The whole topic of Eklund is almost trivial at this point, but it continues to make waves in the blogosphere. I almost feel it's useless to reiterate time and time again as some people will never get it and the rest of us will continue to see through the veil he puts up. But, as reported by Pension Plan Puppets, it turns out that the one, the only, Eklund has been up to no good. I'm sure that comes as a shock to all of you.
The Anonymous Hockey Blogger allegedly grabbed some rumors from Los Angeles Kings beat writer Rich Hammond who writes at InsideSoCal.com. The paragraph in question is as follows in a screenshot from PPP.
And the paragraph that Hammond wrote? As you might have guessed, it's eerily similar. In fact, it's almost exactly the same. Hours later, the paragraph in the screen shot was removed from Eklund's site and replaced with the following:
First, My Apologies To Rich Hammond.Ah, yes. Now we have solved the mystery! Eklund's sources are really only readers who send him snippets from news articles! And, yeah, blame it on the good ol' family emergency. Gets you out of anything, doesn't it? Got a big report due at work? Family emergency. Want to skip class and go to the beach? You guessed it, family emergency. It gets you out of anything because no one can call you on it unless they're actually in your family. That brings me to the question of, if you're anonymous, do you have a family? I mean, how can they know who you are if you're anonymous?
It has been pointed out to me that my source emailed me the LA Kings rumour from Rich Hammond's article found here...
I apologize for this not being corrected as a family emergency has had me out of touch since my update. I have also emailed Rich apologizing directly to him, as I had no idea that he had written the same thing. I have removed it and suggest that you read Rich's Article here.
Anyway, at this point, if you're still paying money to read this guy's site, you might want to reevaluate your financial decision making process. Clearly it's not an efficent one. You really might as well just go buy lottery tickets instead of giving money to this guy. Those at least give you the chance of getting something in return for your money.