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The media acts like hungry vultures. Reporting any story then can make up then correcting them, and even when correcting still implementing accusations that tarnish a persons credibility…. Gretzky will always be remember as the best player ever.. with the OH AND REMEMBER THE BETTING SCANDAL…
Unreal.
If they prove ANY player in the NHL bet on nhl games that they were involved in, BANNED indefinitely.


TURIN, Italy (AP) -- The NHL has seen no evidence players bet on league games through a gambling ring allegedly operated by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday.

It was the first public disclosure by the league of the findings of its investigation, which is running in tandem with a criminal probe.

Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet Jones have been linked to the ring allegedly run by Tocchet, a former NHL player and close friend of Coyotes coach Gretzky. Jones is alleged to have placed large bets through Tocchet.

Authorities have said up to a dozen NHL players are implicated in their investigation, but have not identified or charged any.

Tocchet, a New Jersey state trooper and a third man are accused of running a ring that authorities say handled $1.7 million in bets during the six weeks leading up to this month's Super Bowl.

"We would have enormous concern about any betting on NHL games, but I can safely say there is no evidence brought to our attention in conversations with the prosecutors and the New Jersey police," Daly said. "There is no evidence the integrity of any NHL games was at stake."

Daly said the NHL's investigation, led by former federal prosecutor Robert Cleary, is moving in "lockstep" with one by New Jersey authorities.

Daly said the case may cause league officials to change their gambling policy, which currently does not ban players from betting legally on other sports.

Gretzky, the most accomplished player in NHL history, has repeatedly said he placed no bets and that the issue "is over and done with." Gretzky is in Turin as the executive director of defending Olympic gold medalist Canada.
 

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Wow

I don't even blame the media for this one. I heard the NJ Police news conference, and THEY are the ones who blew this completely out of proportion. I think the NJ Police just wanted their share of the spotlight... make tax payers feel like they are getting their money worth.

Who really cares if a bunch of NHL Players made bets on the SuperBowl?!?!? They could have easily done so in Vegas anyways.

This whole thing is just a NJ Police taking a below the belt cheap-shot at the NHL and Rick Tocchet.
 
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