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05-03-2006, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by joe_shannon_1983
Do I think hockey is 100%, no doubt about it, fixed? No.

Would I be surprised if it ever came out that hockey was fixed? No.

I don't think hockey is fixed, but I certainly would believe otherwise if rumours came out suggesting otherwise. The NHL is a big business, an entertainment business. Like all other big businesses and entertainment businesses, they have a huge stake in how their product is presented to the masses. Thus I could see them fixing games.

Do I think they fix games? No. But I wouldn't be surprised if they did in fact fix games, because they would have every reason to fix games.
I hate to even get involved in a fixing conversation, but here goes. I think at points in the league's history, players could have done what they could to influence a game or margin of victory. A player. As policy to think a message could go thru channels and never see the light of day, nah, not for a minute would I ever believe that. From what I've read, US college sports,most notably basketball is the most prone to this. I can understand how a player can be pressured, but no more than that.

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