Would it shock you to learn that the NHL has said something that was later proven to be just a little dishonest?
I know, I know: it would not. This is the league that rags the puck on concussion lawsuits and still insists that Phoenix — suburban Phoenix! — is a better hockey market than Quebec City.
But, still. Here are some comments from senior NHL types at their announcement of the league’s new partnership with casino giant MGM Resorts, one which makes the NHL the official sports betting partner of MGM: “We have no concerns about the integrity of our game, of our players, our officials,” said executive vice-president Keith Wachtel, via the Associated Press. “We’ve never had an issue.