I used to love Rick Tocchet, basically just cause his name was Rick Tocchet. Supposedly the whole ring has ties to Joey "Skinny Joey" Merlino, who was seen years ago sitting in Eric Lindross' seats. Throw in Wayne Gretsky's wife for good measure and you have yourself one hell of a gambling scandal. ESPN:
New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes said an
investigation dubbed "Operation Slap Shot" into the New Jersey-based
ring discovered the processing of more than 1,000 wagers, exceeding
$1.7 million, on professional and college sports, mostly football and
basketball. He declined to identify the NHL players who made wagers but
said none bet on hockey.
The investigation also revealed alleged ties to the Bruno-Scarfo crime family, authorities said.
Those Wiki links were added by me. Click to read a little about the history about the mafia in Philadelphia.
They blew up my chicken nuggets last night at McDonald's in Atlantic City, then I won three stacks of high society on the Sixers not covering against Houston.
What can we all learn from this? The NHL deputy commisioner is Bill Daly, I bet nobody knew that one.
NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.
Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.
T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.
Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.
Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.
ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.
Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.
The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.
Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.
Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.
Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.