For the record, there is mention that the relationship may even be more distant. This is quote from a Feschuk article:
"And what of the new GM? Well, Dave Nonis is clearly gifted in many aspects of the managerial portfolio. But as Jack Capuano, the New York Islanders coach who played with Nonis at the University of Maine, was saying the other day, Nonis is a corporate guy who plays things close to the vest. Just as he keeps his beloved fine wine in a dark cellar, Nonis keeps many of this thoughts tucked away in his presumably vast brain ó which, we assure you, is not connected via electronic implant to the BlackBerry of TSNís Darren Dreger, Nonisís third cousin."
The term second cousin is often used loosely. Remember when Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady were "cousins"....and it turned out they were only related by marriage somehow.