Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/13/14 at 07:57 PM ET
from Frank Fitzpatrick of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
At some point during the Olympic men's hockey tournament, which opened Thursday with a pair of games, a Flyers executive in Philadelphia might receive a mysterious text from a "clean phone" here.
Before that team official could decipher the message - which might read something like, "3 . . . MCL . . . Grade I . . . 7-day hold" - he would need to crack the code.
There are 149 NHL players here. Each of their teams has a list of numbers that, like the "3" in this example, correspond to their players.
Using numbers instead of names and specially issued cellphones wiped clear of all data, the two Philadelphia physicians representing the NHL in Sochi can communicate discreetly.
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