Nothing Doing for Tocchet
No news is, well, no news. The latest non-updates from The Arizona Republic:
Also no word from New Jersey law enforcement officials on the status of “Operation Slap Shot.”
That means Rick Tocchet’s status as a coach with the Coyotes remains in limbo.
Meanwhile, the NHL is still conducting its own probe into the illegal gambling ring allegedly involving Tocchet.
“The investigation remains ongoing, and its timing is contingent on the timing of the investigation being conducted by the New Jersey law enforcement authorities,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Republic in an e-mail. “At this point there is no timetable for the conclusion of the investigation.”
Pick up the pace people!
Speaking of unusual stuff in Vegas, Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports in his column that Wayne and Janet Gretzky “were back at Las Vegas’ high-stakes tables recently, their first trip since her alleged linkage to a betting ring back in February.”
That would be the betting ring allegedly run by Rick Tocchet, Gretzky’s friend and associate coach, who remains in limbo because a New Jersey police investigation called “Operation Slap Shot” continues as does an NHL investigation called “As soon as they show us theirs, we’ll show you ours.”