Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Move Over Harper - No Room for You on the Front Page

Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet is accused of financing a U.S. sports gambling ring in which about a half-dozen current NHL players placed bets, authorities said Tuesday. New Jersey state police dubbed the investigation Operation Slap Shot.

Police said an investigation into the New Jersey-based ring discovered the processing of more than 1,000 wagers, exceeding $1.7 million US, on professional and college sports, mostly football and basketball, over 40 days in a ''highly organized sport betting system.

Lt. Col Rodgers told TSN that New Jersey State Troopers are fanning out across the country to serve papers on people involved with the bookmaking operation. Rumours are rampant as to which people and players involved with NHL clubs have been placing bets, but Rodgers said the names will become public in due time. This could be a significant blow to the image of the NHL, especially if any of the people involved were betting on hockey.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen Tocchet lately? That guy looks like he's ready to do a screen test for the producers of The Sopranos.

9:28 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

"This could be a significant blow to the image of the NHL"

I think it will improve the image of the NHL. Now they look like more sophisticated goons!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"More sophisticated goons!"

So they are trying to look like Liberals?

12:40 PM  

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