Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Hockey coach buddies up with Tony Saprano

Not exactly, but Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet has been caught for financing a gambling ring.

Sometimes this site writes itself.

(Deadspin's joke, not ours, but very applicable).

This is almost admirable of Tocchet. With all of the players who hit their wives, pull guns on teenagers and smoke, sniff and inject drugs, some good, old fashioned gambling is the least of our worries.

This gambling ring had some big names attached. Wayne Gretzky's wife, Janet Jones, who is more famous for being Gretzky's bitch than for her acting career, placed some bets as did some NHL players. There was no betting on hockey, just baseball and football. Like anyone would bet on hockey regardless of who was running the gambling ring. It's just that dull.

It's not certain whether or not Tocchet has mob ties, but the over under is set at 30% and we're going with the over. Perhaps we could call up Tocchet to place the bet.

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