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by Paul on 07/24/07 at 09:58 AM ET
from the Legends of Hockey Network,
Here’s a little rundown on hockey’s history with gambling. Hockey had two scandals back in the 1940s.
On January 30, 1946 Pratt was suspended by the NHL. Pratt was the centerpiece of an infamous gambling scandal. Babe Pratt was suspended for betting on NHL games involving games that didn’t involve his Leafs. Initially the banishment was forever, but Pratt later admitted his ways and promised not to do them again. After 16 days, Pratt was reinstated. The NHL would change its constitution shortly afterwards to eliminate any appeal process for players found guilty of gambling.
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