Reporters bit on a fake report that the New Jersey Devils worked with former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant as their new bench boss on Thursday.
The report likewise called Patrik Elias, Scott Stevens and Alain Nasreddine as assistants and stated that Peter Horachek, Rick Kowalsky, and Mike Grier had actually been fired. In addition to an undoubtedly well-put-together graphic, unless you clicked the story link, whatever appeared credible.
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Nevertheless, if you did click the link in the tweet, you would discover an post consisting of just one sentence: “Nah jk (sic), this team is a f—ing joke.”
It might have been a joke, however not everybody captured it in time. News NOW 8, a CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, took the bait and reported the hiring of its former head coach themselves.
So a Devils parody account spoofed a lot of media individuals on Twitter with this news, however this Las Vegas CBS affiliate reeeeeallllly took the bait. Wow. pic.twitter.com/3kMs5eRoY7
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 30,2020
Gallant was fired on Jan. 15 and changed by former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, who was likewise fired this season. The parody account report declared that Gallant was taking control of for interim head coach Alain Nasreddine in NewJersey When John Hynes was fired, nasreddine took the interim title on Dec. 3. Hynes now functions as head coach of the Nashville Predators after Peter Laviolette’s termination.
While the carousel of head coaches in the NHL this season has actually been wild, take care not to think whatever you see.