HockeyyInsiderr: why he is the only insider you need to follow

I have been away for the past week, but Hockeyy Insiderr didn’t take any time off and continued breaking tons of news. Time to give credit where credit is due, and if you’re reading this Hockeyy Insiderr I can most definitely tell you Dreger is really starting to go crazy when he thinks he found a scoop then scrolls through your timeline and sees you had it several days ago! Keep doing your thing man!

Let’s start with the Eberle deal (who re-signed a multi year extension with Oilers). On August 19 Hockeyy Insiderr had the news that Oilers had a 6 year $5.8M offer on the table for Eberle

On August 22nd, Hockeyy Insiderr updated us saying that it would take a $6M per year offer to secure Eberle in Edmonton.

On August 27, Hockeyy Insiderr broke the news before everyone else that the Oilers had a 5+year offer on the table for Eberle at $6M per season.

And of course on August 30 mainstream media finally caught up to the news. The Oilers officially announced the signing of Jordan Eberle to a 6 year, $6M per year deal. Anyone surprised by this? Not Hockeyy Insiderr’s followers, I can tell you that!

Moving on. On August 22nd Hockeyy Insiderr broke the news before anyone else in the sports world that Bruins reached out to Brad Marchand for a contract extension.

He reinforced his info on September 1st.

And of course on September 7, the Bruins completed the 4 year $18M deal with Marchand. Another instance of insider info the mainstream media was in the dark about. 

One last little thing. Hockeyy Insiderr often gets called out for tweeting info that was previously tweeted by somebody else. When this happens, people accuse him of fraud. This is a tweet by Hockeyy Insiderr on August 30. at 11:26 AM. This was breaking news (1st to have it)

14 minutes later Chris Botta tweeted this

I would like to congratulate Chris for his lack of integrity proved by his failure of citing Hockeyy Insiderr. Nice copy/paste skills, you fraud! But then again, what can you expect from someone who works for the NY Times?

This is it for now. Expect a blog next fairly soon though, because I see Hockeyy Insiderr has confirmed through breaking news Doan has agreed to re-sign with Coyotes, the Coyotes sale to Jamison will be announced shortly and Abdelkader has agreed to an extension with the Wings. Hopefully mainstream media catches up soon. I’ll tell Dreger to get on this!

Thank you for reading me. My twitter handle is @HIislegit


@HockeyyInsiderr breaking the Turris signing 12 days before everyone else: best insider in history of sports?

I have been aware for a long time Hockeyy Insiderr is the best insider for NHL matters. I am starting to have a firm conviction that all sports confounded, Hockeyy Insiderr is the best, most reliable and most accurate news breaking source. In the sports industry. Not at the moment, but since the beginning of professional sports in North America.

It literally seems like every trade and signing that happened this summer in the NHL was broken by Hockeyy Insiderr. Perhaps because that’s factual.

Today the Sens extended Turris to a 5 year deal worth $3.5M per season. On August 17 (12 days ago!), Hockeyy Insiderr announced to his army of loyal Twitter followers that Ottawa was negotiating with Turris for an extension

He stated the same day that the Sens were looking to lock Turris up for 4+ years

Once more, this came out of left field. Nobody in the hockey world had even mentioned this possibility. What really impresses me is how Hockeyy Insiderr had the scoop for such an unlikely deal. A 2nd line (at best) restricted free agent who still has 1 year left on his contract signing a long term extension?

Surprised by this news Darren Dreger? HockeyyInsiderr’s followers weren’t!

I will continue to show the world the supremacy of the undisputed best NHL insider, Hockeyy Insiderr.

Thank you for reading me. My twitter handle is @HIislegit.

@HockeyyInsiderr and his coverage of the Hall signing: how his followers knew everything that happened before everyone else

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed forward Taylor Hall to a monster 7 year $42M deal. Good move? Too early in his career and hasn’t proved himself enough yet? All good questions but besides the point. The important thing in this news is how Hockeyy Insiderr provided the best and most accurate coverage concerning the negotiations between the team and the player, and everything that happened behind the scenes.

On August 18 HockeyyInsiderr mentioned Oilers were negotiations 5+ year deals with Hall and Eberle

Hall signed a 7 year deal (which is indeed more than 5) 4 days later.

The following day, on August 19, Hockeyy Insiderr had breaking news. First insider to report the initial Hall offer: 6 years, 5.8M average cap hit.!/search/timeline/hockeyyinsiderr%20hall

Go ahead and verify, nobody else had this prior to Hockeyy Insiderr.

On August 21, the day before Hall sign, Hockeyy Insiderr had yet more breaking news.

He told his followers that Oilers increased their offer for Hall. Well indeed, it went from 6 years to 7 years and from $5.8M to $6M. Coincidence that Hall accepted this offer? The following day? Come on, not even the Hockeyy Insiderr haters (yeah I’m looking at you Darren) aren’t stupid enough to make such a pompous claim.

And of course the following day the news was broken by Hockeyy Insiderr that Hall and Oilers agreed to a deal.

And mainstream media caught up soon afterwards.

Another page in the story of Hockeyy Insiderr is now written. More and more of the “haters” are being won over. Noticed this when HockeyyInsiderr had the info Kane demanded for a trade and Dreger denied it. The fans all sided with Hockeyy Insiderr. Really happy for the guy, he is finally getting a small part of the infinite credit he fully deserves.

And I’ll end this with a little insider info of my own, as a TSN employee. Here at TSN the big name hockey reporters (Dreger and McKenzie per say) have a tendency to deny any rumors that weren’t broken by TSN.

How come Kane hasn’t signed yet? I have to side with Hockeyy Insiderr on this one… again!

Will continue my series of articles proving beyond any reasonable doubt the legitimacy of Hockeyy Insiderr. Until he is crowned as #1 source for all hockey rumors.

You can follow me on Twitter @HIisLegit


How RDS frauded @HockeyyInsiderr and stole his information.

This morning @HockeyyInsiderr tweeted Markov was suing his insurance guy for over $1M. Also said that the reason was Markov had been abused and taken advantage of, due to the fact his knowledge of the English language is sub par. Here is the above mentioned tweet, which @HockeyyInsiderr published at 6:58AM ET.

Now, by simply doing a search on Twitter for the word “MARKOV” you will see nobody else had any information whatsoever regarding this situation prior to the info released by @HockeyyInsiderr.

Mainstream media writer Greg Wyshynski ripped off the @HockeyyInsiderr story at 6:07 PM ET, 12 hours later:

But the most serious accusation this article brings to light is towards RDS, the TV station covering the Montreal Canadiens across the province of Quebec (which is by the way my employer TSN’s sister station). At 9:39AM ET, @RDSInfo_ published the Markov story. Same details as Hockeyy Insiderr, as per my French speaking buddy. Markov suing, language barrier etc. Not only did they not quote @HockeyyInsiderr for breaking the news, but they made it seem as if they had the scoop for this.

Now beyond the extreme lack of professionalism and the unethical procedure used to steal the @HockeyyInsiderr information, a question arises in the mind of this disgruntled TSN employee. How can mainstream media accuse @HockeyyInsiderr for stealing info from them, yet so rudely rip off a story from him? It wasn’t even subtle!

I will not rest until @HockeyyInsiderr gets the credit he so fully deserves.

You can follow me on Twitter at @HIisLegit. At 100k followers I will reveal my name on live TV and quit TSN (while making a scene!). Waiting comments from readers to vote on 2 issues:

1) Who is your favorite rumor monger: HockeyyInsiderr vs Eklund.

2)Who is your favorite TSN guy: Dan O’Toole vs Jay Onrait.

3)Who do you hate most: Darren Dreger or Aaron Ward.

Waiting your responses and I shall be writing another blog tomorrow on HockeyyInsiderr’s coverage of the Hall negotiations.

Thanks for reading me.

@HockeyyInsiderr and the Weber coverage: how this man provided the fastest and most accurate info

The Weber saga came as a bit of a surprise in this somewhat eventful NHL off-season.

The Flyers signed Weber to an offer sheet, something that nobody believed could be possible. Nobody expect for people that follow and believe HockeyyInsiderr that is!

This tweet came from him on July 5, exactly 2 weeks before the Flyers signed Weber to the offer sheet.

Of course, HockeyyInsiderr got called a hack, fraud etc. as per the usual dumb asses that follow him just to bash. Of course the Flyers would never do such a thing.

Then in the early hours of July 19 the unimaginable happened. The Flyers signed Weber to an offer sheet (!). 14 years deal, worth $110M.

I will give credit to Darren Dreger for being the first to release the info that Weber has signed the offer sheet

However, less than 15 minutes later (around 1:13PM ET) HockeyyInsiderr tweeted this which represents the exact term AND money on the deal. 

Now HockeyyInsiderr is getting a lot of grief for having good info but vague info. Being close but not precise enough. I didn’t see anyone give Dreger a hard time for saying 100M+. That’s pretty vague. Gotta give this one to HockeyyInsiderr who broke the exact deal.

I challenge you all to find a Twitter feed that had the exact TERM AND MONEY for the Weber offer sheet. You won’t be able to.

What followed was almost 6 days of coverage of the situation in which it isn’t even debatable that HockeyyInsiderr had AMAZINGLY accurate info. Dreger on the other hand… not so much. And neither did the mainstream media, who kept guessing for the most part that Preds weren’t going to match. But I’ll let you draw your own conclusions based on the tweets which I will present to you below.

On the date of July 23 2012 at 4:12 PM ET (about 23 hours before Preds officially announced they matched) HockeyyInsiderr tweeted this:

Again, so much for the nay-sayers complaining HockeyyInsiderr is vague!

I will personally give 1000$ to the person that points out a tweet earlier than this one from any insider (Mainstream or not) saying that Preds will match. Guess what I’m keeping my $$$. HockeyyInsiderr was first to break this.

Here comes the REALLY FUNNY PART. Same day, 5:13PM ET AKA 1 hour after the HockeyyInsiderr breaking news Darren Dreger tweets the EXACT opposite! Owners still undecided about the Weber situation, and very unlikely they will match. Proof? Here:


Were you too busy snorting coke off your buddy’ Aaron Ward’s butt in the TSN bathroom? Perhaps but I shall not embark in this as your personal life and choices are none of my business. However, had the situation been the other way around AKA Dreger making a report, HockeyyInsiderr denying it and then the report actually coming to fruition, the whole world would have buried HockeyyInsiderr. Just sayin!

Next day at 3:11 PM HockeyyInsiderr announced the official news that the Preds have indeed officially matched the Weber offer sheet.

Soon after, Mainstream Media and my dear colleague Darren Dreger caught up to the news as well. This is Dreger’s tweet at 3:12 (one minute after HockeyyInsiderr, copy and paste much DD?)

This situation has remained unknown to the public for long enough. People deserve to read and acknowledge how the media darling of NHL deal reporting has been schooled from A to Z on perhaps the biggest story of the summer by an anonymous blogger. Would like to hear your take on this, especially the HockeyyInsiderr “haters”. Post comments or respond to me via Twitter @HIisLegit

Expect more evidence. I will not rest.

HockeyyInsiderr: Habs inside info before anyone else

I am continuing my series to prove the entire planet that HockeyyInsiderr is the most legit hockey news breaker not only on Twitter, not only of the moment, but since the beginning of time. (Just kidding there, starting to sound schizophrenic but it’s all in good humor)


OK so last night HockeyyInsiderr tweeted this:

At first myself was skeptical. Pacioretty just got extended. DD could be a 1 hit wonder. Maybe HI is just looking for hits with this? And he got a fair bit of heat for this info: (from a 16 year old kid claiming to have friends within Habs organization)

Today Marc Bergevin (the Habs GM) held a press conference answering the main stream media questions. All of a sudden everyone caught up to the HockeyyInsiderr news from last night! Quotes from MTL based journalists Arpon Basu Eric Engels 

Well I guess if real journalists tweet it or Marc Bergevin says it, it must be news! HockeyyInsiderr followers knew this yesterday. Just sayin…

My Twitter handle is @HIisLegit

Will keep updating and letting the world know the only people more schizophrenic than me are actually the HockeyyInsiderr “haters”.



@HockeyyInsiderr: Why would he not be legit and yet have the entire NHL follow him religiously?

This article continues the series with the sole purpose of showing the world Hockeyy Insiderr is legit. If this guy was some sort of impostor, why would such a large portion of the NHL community follow him on Twitter, interact with him on a daily basis and RT his Tweets?

Let’s start with the players that follow HockeyyInsiderr on twitter:

-Habs Captain Brian Gionta @giostyle21

-Flyers D Bruno Gervais @bruno_gervais27

-Sabres Marcus Foligno @MARCUSFOLIGNO

-Top prospect Simon Despres @DESPRES747

-Habs prospect Morgan Ellis @MORGANELLIS4

-Brandon Segal @BRANDON_SEGAL

– Nathan oystrick @Oystie74


Furthermore, some former NHL players also follow HockeyyInsiderr

-Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes

-Tyson Nash @TysonNash

– Chris Therrien @Ctherien6

-Gordie Dwyer @GDWYER32

-Gino Odjick @Ginodjick

-Famous twitterer Paul Bissonette has RTed HockeyyInsiderr info re player agent info.

-Official NHL Teams Twitter follow HockeyyInsiderr: @TBlightning / @PredsNHL / @PhoenixCoyotes after his coverage on Carle/Weber/Doan.

-Pro teams from AHL and CHL follow him: @torontomarlies / @juniormontreal / @BULLDOGSAHL. In fact, the official twitter of the @LHJMQ follows HockeyyInsiderr!


-RDS reporters follow HockeyyInsiderr (in fact the RDS official twitter does as well @rdsca)

-Chantal Machabee @chantalmachabee

-L.P Neveu (chief of hockey ops) @LPNeveurds

-Katia Aubin @katiaAubinRDS

-Val Sardins @valsardinrds


-TVA reporters that follow HockeyyInsiderr:

-Karine Champagne @karinechampagne

-Stephane Gonzalez @stephgonzz

-Patrick Caisse @patrickcaisse


– TSN and Sportsnet reporters follow HockeyyInsiderr:

-Jim Lang @JimLang590

-Marc Crawford @TSNMarcCrawford who started following when HI was tweeting about the interview process for Habs coach. Marc told me his info was amazingly accurate…

-Damien Cox @damospin

-Tony Ambrogio @SNTonyambrogio

-Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

-Mike Johnson @mike_p_johnson


Other beat writers/ NHL credentialed writers/ESPN reporters/ local news reporters follow HockeyyInsiderr. Here are some names (retrieving the whole list would have taken me days probably)

@chriskuc @manayunkmike @JoshRimerhockey @AndyPHNIC

@Zeisberger @Thegreenmen


@KevSylvester @incarceratedbob  @kevin_mcgran  @philhulett  @thevoiceDS

@donlagreca  @jcolony13  @tbnbucky  @brian_metzer  @astockey @globekpd @monikaplatek

@pgshelly  @PREDSONTHEGLASS  @D_Leed

@1500espnjud  @ScottRintoul

@MattSekeres @tg_gman

@MolinariPG @jeffskversky


@Lisahalverstadt @Richiewalsh

@Dereksnider  @pensdeptothg  @SSimpsonhockey


Celebrity accounts following HockeyyInsiderr include:

@JDeQuebec Quebec main newspaper

@taystevens  porn star and huge hockey fan

@sportsrantz 350k followers on Twitter

@onemillionfacts twitter celeb

@AndreDucharme Quebec comedian

@baruchelndg Jay Barucher, Holywood actor and director of hockey movie GOON @hotpixxx twitter celeb

@JoePosa reality show celebrity


As you can see, it is difficult to insinuate that all these “plugged in” people follow a fraud. I think my point is clear. At the same time I’d like to address the idiots saying I am HockeyyInsiderr.

H.I. is on a plane going to Canada right now as we speak. I hope this clears up that silly rumor. I will continue to provide these articles to prove beyond all doubt that HockeyyInsiderr not only is legit, but at the moment he is the best connected person in the world that is willing to share NHL rumors with everyone.

Thank you for reading me. My twitter name is @HIisLegit