Thursday, February 09, 2006
OPERATION SLAP SHOT
Buffalo News - Betting scandal gives NHL a potential crisis
JUST THE FACTS:
They've named names:
The New England Sports Connection
Rick Tocchet, former Bruin
Travis Green, current Bruin
Jeremy Roenick, local guy
Wayne Gretzky's wife, B-movie actress Janet Jones, bet $1.7 million over a 40 day period, including $500K on this year's Super Bowl.
The great one has been caught on a wire tap tape discussing the gambling ring.
The mob is involved; The FBI is investigating the extent of this relationship.
Tocchet has openly socialized with a known Philly mobster, who bet heavily on hockey based on information provided by the former Bruin.
If this was football or baseball, it would be a National crisis in the United States...It is telling for the state of hockey that U.S. fans and media don't seem to be paying the proper proportion of attention to to this story; Gretzky is the Babe Ruth of Canada.
-New England Sports Hub