End of NHL Lockout? Steve Burton has few believers Aaron Hutchins on a rumour that’s making the rounds Aaron Hutchins December 3, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 1 [View the story “End of NHL Lockout? Steve Burton has few believers.” on Storify] End of NHL Lockout? Steve Burton has few believers. Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Mon, Dec 03 2012 18:16:36 Is the NHL Lockout over? Well Steve Burton, a journalist with CBS-affiliated WBZ-TV out of Boston has reported that it might be. WBZ’s Steve Burton reports that a deal to save the #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or Wednesday – @JoeGizaWBZ Boston Sports Did Steve Burton just end the lockout ? http://pic.twitter.com/tNWeVVptRyan Whitney Normally this news would send fans and players into an excited frenzy, but this news report was met largely with disbelief. While Burton is a sports anchor who has experience with professional football and baseball, he garners little name recognition in hockey media circles. Uhhhh… by who? RT @wbzsports: Steve Burton reports a deal to save #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or WednesdayBrodie Brazil No idea if true“@wbzsports: WBZ’s Steve Burton reports that deal to save the #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or Wednesday-@JoeGiza”Steve Goldstein We’re not reporting anything, but if you’re a fan of unknown reporters making outrageous claims that make you happy, search: "Steve Burton."The Garden Faithful you mean to tell me steve burton, who never covers hockey and couldnt pick tyler seguin out of a lineup, was wrong about the lockout ending?ryan lambert Though others reminded some that Burton is still somewhat connected to the Boston Bruins, and in fact broke a story about an NHL player’s cancer years back. Haven’t heard anything like Steve Burton’s report, but remember the WBZ radio arm is the flagship station of @NHLBruins. Hope he’s right.Dale Arnold Steve Burton of CBS Boston reports a deal to save the NHL season is imminent.. Broke the news of Kessel’s testicular cancer a few years ago.Samir Javer Steve Burton of @wbzsports in Boston is reporting that a deal to end the lockout could be announced soon. Burton is very tuned into Bruins.Jeremy Rutherford Only reason this Steve Burton comment is interesting is bc he broke Phil Kessels testicular cancer. Maybe he has an informant??Andrew J. Kistner Other sports journalists couldn’t find any information on their own to confirm the story of the lockout ending, leading to more skeptics of Burton’s report. Just heard from one source close to CBA negotiations and one NHL source and both are unaware of any announcement coming that lockout is overJimmy Murphy Bill Daly denying @wbzsports on-air story saying NHL-players could announce a deal tomorrow or Wed. Steve Burton a good reporter thoughadater Checked in w/source on @wbzsports Steve Burton report, who said it was "interesting, but not true." I really hope he knows something we dontJoe Haggerty I feel so bad for everyone actually believing Steve BurtonMark Chiarelli Well, it didn’t take long for the local hockey reporters to take a steaming dump all over Steve Burton’s scoop. #journalism #NHLRear Admiral Burton’s report has lifted the spirits of many die-hard fans begging for an end to lockout. But many are taking it be just one misguided report that likely isn’t true. No ones career has ever hung in the balance quite like Steve Burton’s is right now.Kevin Oliver I don’t wanna believe Steve Burton and just be disappointed again but I feel the stupid flicker of hope #dontbelieveitCourtney Have we ruled out the possibility that Steve Burton was simply attempting to spread some holiday cheer? #RumorMillChristian Arcand Steve burton I didnt buy this TV to watch curling on. you say a NHL deal might be done this Wednesday. You better mean it.here it comes WBZ’s Steve Burton reports that a deal to save the #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or Wednesday, the same day pigs fly.Jeff Fredericks Steve burton just wanted to trend on twitter I guess?Jake Lowe Brilliant maneuver by Steve Burton. Just announce the lockout is over and maybe everyone will show up and play without asking questions.Johnston & Flynn Somewhere, a tearful Steve Burton deletes the "Steve Burton Fans" fan page that he was planning to create on FacebookHockeysteve54 Hockey fans are too intelligent to be asking me questions about the Steve Burton/WRZ report. Either that or they’ve stopped caring entirely.Sean Hartnett If the NHL does announce an end to the lockout, few fans will remember who broke the story first. For one night, however, Burton will be the man of the moment. Steve Burton has officially taken the title of sexiest man alive #yumNykia Jensen Either hockey is back or Steve Burton is exposed as a fool to all of North America. Really can’t lose. #WinWinBestofBSMW If Steve Burton is right about a possible end to the NHL lockout, I’ll take back every bad thing I’ve ever said about him, ever.Rascal Gas Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: NHL Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Why so glum, chum? One man's crusade against pessimism. The good and bad of boredom + 1 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Trudeau marks 100 days as PM with boost to youth jobs program Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.