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2012 NHL Lockout: Searching for signs of hope

Searching for a sign that the 2012 NHL lockout will cease sooner rather than later,

Three years ago on Raw Charge: Idle times, empty speculation

While the center of this story focused on the empty speculation coming from noted rumor mongers of yore, it still applies to the new breed of rumor-mongers that have popped up on Twitter, filling the news void with fantasy and claiming insiders knowledge.

Quick strikes and links for Friday, July 6th, 2012

Developmental camp continues in Brandon; the Matt Carle signing on several levels; Scott Howson and the Peter Principle in the NHL; all that and Tiffany with the weather forecast (or not) in this edition of our link roundup.

About those Roberto Luongo rumors....

With a single benching, speculation about Roberto Luongo's future in Vancouver went into overdrive in the media and among idle fans.

How to Make Yourself an NHL Twitter "Insider": the E.K.L.U.N.D. System

So you want to learn how to spread NHL trade rumors and sound like you have the real scoop?

Stammergeddon: Rumors, paranoia, and Tampa Bay sports

If you listened to the wrong sources, it was the end of the world - or would be shortly. "Stammergeddon" was an example of Tampa Bay fans insecurity, and also Twitter's amplification of wild hot stove speculation.

Tuesday night link dump and open thread

It's the off-season, it's Tuesday night, it's time to chat hockey and in general with the Raw Charge crew on our link dump and open thread.

I'm Saving Hockey: A BTN February 27th Recap

Ben's Grandpa provides a closer look at the ways in which BTN is systematically trying to ruin hockey. Bonus: he tries to save it.

Stir-em-up rumor of the week: Maple Leafs' Kaberle to Florida Panthers?

Eklund works his magic, targets Cats with lunacy

Filling the news void, one unsourced falsehood at a time

Idle speculation is the devil... but some people have made a very successful career out of it -- as long as you disregard their ill-repute.

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