Iginla Dealt to Milwaukee Admirals: Stupidity Overcomes Journalism in Pursuit of Trade Scoop
On Wednesday 27 March, sometime around 4.30pm PDT, hockey scribes reported Jarome Iginla had been traded to the Boston Bruins for prospects and a pick.
By 10.30pm PDT, the press had backtracked, reporting Jarome Iginla had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for prospects and a pick. Then, close to midnight PDT, the truth was finally uncovered:
Jarome Iginla had been traded to the NyQuil Dozers for Drew Brees, prospects and a pick.
Honestly, what a clusterpuck.
Although, not if you ask the outlets that had erroneously reported the Flames legend's move to Beantown. The consensus seems to be that the massive gaffe was the product of a "crazy night". Not a lack of due diligence, or a shortfall of necessary patience, or an absence of journalistic integrity. It wasn't that the scoop-obsessed, Twitter-soiled NHL beat blew its wad before the biggest story of the season had even undressed. Hell, it wasn't even Aaron 'Multiple Sources' Ward, former player-turned-TSN-talking-head, who was identified as ground zero of the mess and subsequently traded to TMZ for Vince Vaughn. Perish the thought. It was simply "strange".
For the record, we have it on unequivocal authority that Jarome Iginla has actually been traded to the '85-86 Edmonton Oilers for Dave Semenko, the Harlem Globetrotters and a copy of 'Slapshot 2' on Blu-Ray.
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