Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/15/06 at 11:34 AM ET
Another member of the Leafs family, forward Jon (Bates) Battaglia, also was looking forward to locking horns with his former team. But when the word family and Battaglia appear in the same sentence, there can be a different connotation for the power forward. Battaglia recently disclosed in an interview that his grandfather was Sam (Teets) Battaglia, the former head of the crime organization known as the Chicago Outfit. That sort of revelation usually provides enough fodder for dressing-room banter, but Battaglia hasn't heard a peep from his teammates.read on Update: For further reading, here is a full-length feature article on the history of the Battaglia family, from Joe O'Connor in last week's National Post. Thanks to a fellow hockey blogger for passing it on.
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