Now we're talking! Can you really call it the age of social media until you have professional sports franchises - that generally keep every last one of their intentions under lock and key - presumably tweeting out their offseason plans? Quite frankly, I have gotten pretty tired of seeing my team's timeline cluttered with nothing more than old highlights and new promotions during the summer months, and I think the fine people of Nashville would agree with me. That's why you almost have to give your fans a little taste of what to expect, even if doing so directly impedes your ability to follow through on that expectation. Of course no one is going to trade for Eric Nystrom knowing that the Predators have all but decided to buy him out anyway, but the exchange of a little behind the scenes information for the fan's goodwill is most definitely a trade that can benefit both parties. Plus, something tells me the cat may have already been out of the bag regarding the 33 year old forward that had 7 points in 46 games before being sent down to the minors. Didn't exactly take a WaterGate-level investigation to figure out how his future was set to be handled, so you might as well post it on the internet for all followers and fans to see. Could it potentially negate a trade that was set to net you $5 in cash and a bag of pucks? I suppose, but some small bills and vulcanized rubber is nothing compared to the invaluable trust between ownership and those that pay it's bills!
P.S. Somebody is soooo fired.