Anatomy of a Rumor

Justin July 3, 2008 0

For the past couple of days, the internets have been burning up with rumors that Jaromir Jagr was eyeing a return to Pittsburgh.  The Free Agent forward has spent the past few seasons with the Rangers, but it seems like the team has decided to go in a different direction next year. Plus, Pittsburgh lost their key free agent, Marion Hossa, to the Red Wings.  The move made a ton of sense.  One problem, though, the rumor didn’t come from either Jagr or the Pens.

During his XM radio show yesterday, hocky scribe EJ Hradek says the rumor actually began with him.  Apparently, he decided a reunion in Pittsburgh would make sense for both sides, so he started making some calls.  Other reporters found out that there had been chatter, they started asking about it, and all of a sudden jagr was rumored to be talking to the Pens.  It was a case of the media feeding its own need for information

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