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Originally posted by BaseballHistoryNut
So I really, really, REALLY don't want these allegations to be true. I don't care about Tocchet, and if he's guilty, fine and f--- him, but if Gretzky's been knowingly involved in this sort of thing, it will be as though Ruth was knowingly involved in the 1919 Series fix, or as if he deliberately got thrown out trying to steal second, with Meusel at the plate as the winning run, to end the 1926 World Series against the Cards. Lord, don't let it be true. Please.
Phoenix Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky knew about a gambling ring involving his wife and assistant coach Rick Tocchet, sources who cited state wiretaps told the Newark Star-Ledger and The Associated Press.
Originally posted by Karlsberg
The only crime so far is that the government hasn't gotten her piece of the pie. Gretzky is innocent untill proven guilty. We'll have to wait and see what "operation slapshot" uncovers.
Boy, I run a hockey pool at work, do you think I should be arrested? Sure people are only betting 5 bucks a week, but it's exponential. NHLers make more money than truck drivers.
Originally posted by Karlsberg
Like I said, we'll have to wait and see till all the facts come out. I still believe in Gretzky.
Originally posted by sardion2000
You gotta wonder at the timing of this though... right before the Olympics. Makes you go hmmm...(snip)
Well since we're not on a conspiracy board I'll let that slide by me...or should I say skate (I don't see it)
(cont'd) Anothing thing, Wayne isn't ins't involved in the investigation just his Wife and the only people who are linking this to him are Journalists and Pundits. The ONLY link he has to this is by Marriage
Um...no...I beg to differ here...his wife is CLEARLY a link, but there is also Tocchet his best friend and partner-the head of the ring! A... and the fact he is a pro-athelete...and affiliated with the two ring leards it appears (if his wife isn't handling the entertainment side and only betting persoanlly hereself- I'd be surprised)
Either way, I see it like this: If Gretzsky is INNOCENT-never bet on hockey...didn't know what his wife and best friend and parnter were doing...etc...and truly is the great boy scout we all know and love...
then the two closets peole in his life were pulling something huge over on him big time behind his back
now that makes me go Hmmmmmmm for sure.
if thats true...he needs to cut ties IMHO
...but I'm sure they will find a way to make her seem less guilty of more than a few bets...and Tocchet will be found to be doing nothing too morally wrong and slapeped on the wrist legally...
and she will beg Gretzsy and explain how she got lonely in the past...drawing their relationship weak...lost her head with Tocchet, got caught up in the high of gambling too.. blah blah blah...forgive me....blah blah blah...
And of course the boy scout will give her another chance to burn down his teepee
but I'm kind of cynical about stuff...especially huge sports gambling rings involving pro athletes... in addition to things spouses and best friends do behind good people's backs:angry-smiley-034: