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.
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Sean Couturier's "lower-body" injury was a lot more serious than originally believed.
After the Flyers were eliminated by the Penguins in Game 6 Sunday (see observations), Couturier revealed he had been playing on a torn MCL in his right knee. It will not require surgery, he said.
Couturier missed just one game with the injury. When asked if he'd come back as fast if it were the regular season, the centerman said, "probably not."
"It's usually something like four weeks," he said. "Depends on the situation during the season, [but] probably take more time off."
The Flyers' top center suffered the injury in a collision with teammate Radko Gudas during practice April 17. He missed Game 4 and then returned for Game 5 in Pittsburgh, where he scored the game-winning goal to help the Flyers force Game 6.
On Sunday afternoon, Couturier recorded his second career playoff hat trick — both coming against the Penguins — and had five total points in the Flyers' 8-5 loss.
"That was incredible," Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald said. "If you guys only knew what kind of shape those guys were in. I respect the hell out of those guys."
It turns out, we found out exactly what kind of shape Couturier was in, and it certainly was far more serious than we thought.
NBC Sports Philadelphia's Eric Mullin contributed to this story.