Oh ya, Conn Smythe was an inveterate & chronic gambler, put your money where your mouth is or put em' up. It was rampant throughout the Gardens, though obviously far from being apparent or obvious. Indeed, the entire culture of gambling and hockey with its roots in boxing goes back to the late 19th century, beyond common for owners, managers, coaches & players, reporters, fans etc placing bets with one another on the outcome of any given game, numbers of goals scored or whatever. That there was some corruption of the games integrity going on at some point in time somewhere? Well, gotta kinda figure ya, quite likely. But certainly nowhere near the Sox scandal.