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by Alanah McGinley on 10/22/07 at 03:33 PM ET
From Jim Gintonio at The Arizona Republic,
The waiting game the NHL is playing with the Coyotes and Rick Tocchet has turned into a joke. What gives?
He was charged in February 2006, admitted he was involved in an illegal gambling operation and two months ago was sentenced to two years of probation. No mob ties, no fixing games, no jail time, no betting on hockey.
Yet the NHL has decided to put Tocchet in limbo, to this day not having a timetable on when it will make a decision on his future in the sport. There is no reason for the delay. The league and its counsel, Robert Cleary, have had ample time to rule.
And there is absolutely no reason why Tocchet should not be allowed to return to the Coyotes bench as an assistant coach.
continued… (*editorial compares Tochet’s crime to that of other NHLers who’ve been allowed back into the league.)
*hat tip to David for the link
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