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Operation Slap Shot

Feb 7, 2006, 6:11 PM EDT

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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