Since we started last summer, before going on hiatus, we reported many rumors before the so-called real insiders got them. Although not every one came true, that does not mean that discussions never took place. We are not embarrassed for the ones we got wrong, because deep down we know that the information we get from our team is legitimate. Below are the rumors we reported in the summer of 2009:

(“Team” refers to the team we would predict them signing with or being acquired by in a trade. “OS” refers to offer sheet. “Type” refers to either free agency or trade.)

Number Player Team Eventual Team Type
1 Dany Heatley San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks T
2 Saku Koivu New York Rangers Anaheim Ducks FA
3 Alex Tanguay Florida Panthers Tampa Bay Lightning FA
4 Mats Sundin Calgary Flames Vancouver Canucks FA
5 Maxim Afinogenov New Jersey Devils Atlanta Thrashers FA
6 Ales Kotalik New Jersey Devils New York Rangers FA
7 Ed Jovanovski New York Islanders Phoenix Coyotes T
8 Brendan Morrison Buffalo Sabres Washington Capitals FA
9 Simon Gagne Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers T
10 Sergei Zubov New York Rangers Russia FA
11 Mathieu Schneider Los Angeles Kings Vancouver Canucks FA
12 Alex Tanguay Calgary Flames Tampa Bay Lightning FA
13 Miroslav Satan Buffalo Sabres Boston Bruins FA
14 Brandon Dubinsky New York Islanders New York Rangers FA (OS)
15 Derek Morris Boston Bruins Boston Bruins FA
16 Vinny Lecavalier Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa Bay Lightning T
17 Brad Richards New York Rangers Dallas Stars T
18 Vaclav Prospal Minnesota Wild New York Rangers FA
19 Francis Boullion New York Rangers Nashville Predators FA

Notice we are currently sporting an 11% correctness rating, with our correct information on Heatley and Morris, which in hockey rumor terms is pretty high. Currently, it sits high-atop Eklund and Hockeybuzz, making us light-years ahead of them in legitimacy.

Hockey Rumor Mill is in no way trying to compete with HockeyBuzz. We are simply stating facts as we see them. Thank you!