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Name: Mike Phillips
Member since: January 17, 2006
Last visit: September 15, 2006

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Coyotes' Rick Tocchet implicated in sports gambling ring.

garfield--whoops, I didn't notice you linked the exact same article. Stupid goatdog.

posted by goatdog at 03:50 PM on February 09, 2006

Coyotes' Rick Tocchet implicated in sports gambling ring.

The Newark Star-Ledger today says Gretzky knew about the ring. They have recordings from phone wiretaps to prove it.

posted by goatdog at 01:39 PM on February 09, 2006

Coyotes' Rick Tocchet implicated in sports gambling ring.

I've been reading about hockey's long history of betting scandals. Babe Pratt is in the Hall of Fame after being banned for betting on hockey and then reinstated. Conn Smythe apparently bet his Rangers severance pay on a hockey game, and he used his winnings to buy the St. Pats (Leafs). I don't know other sports very well--are there any similar cases, where betting didn't mean banination?

posted by goatdog at 10:52 AM on February 08, 2006

Sudden Surprise

Yeah, I forgot that he's under 35. Which still leaves the pertinent question of what the hell is up with the CBA's treatment of contracts for players over 35? It's not like NHL teams sign older players to huge back-loaded contracts with the intention of unilaterally breaking the contract long before that money comes due (like in the NFL), because NHL teams can't do that. There doesn't seem to be any reason for what the NHL does now. (thanks for the Tom Benjamin link, garfield)

posted by goatdog at 03:20 PM on January 20, 2006

Sudden Surprise

Does it seem weird to anyone else that this frees up cap space this year but his salary will count against the Pens for the next two years (until the end of the contract he signed last summer)? (Unless I'm understanding the cap incorrectly.)

posted by goatdog at 04:00 PM on January 19, 2006