Most people know to take Twitter with a grain of salt.
If the THNHockeyInsider says he’s a “former NHL scout” who now writes for The Hockey Network and is “very well connected,” he might be all of that. Or he could be a fan who has never been closer to a game than the big screen in his basement.
I tend to believe more the latter when I read this tweet from him a couple of days ago:
“(Daniel) Alfredsson (is) leaning towards retirement. Could return but doesn’t like the loss of team toughness. No protection, old body.”