Tocchet Avoids Jail

With all the sports media attention being centered around Michael Vick, former Philadelphia Flyer Rick Tocchet and his association with a New Jersey gambling ring has been pushed under the rug. Well Friday, Tocchet avoided Jail time in regards to that case, garnering two years probation. He will serve his probation in his home state of Arizona and has said that he hopes to be able to return to the Phoenix Coyotes as an assistant coach, where he has been on indefinite leave since the case began. Tocchet’s return to pro hockey will have to wait until the NHL investigation ends and Commissioner Gary Bettman makes his decision on the future of Tocchet in the NHL.

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