As we all know by now, unsigned Ottawa Senators player Shane Pinto has been suspended 41 games by the NHL for gambling.

Senators’ Shane Pinto suspended 41 games over sports betting violation
Shane Pinto is the first player in modern league history to be suspended for sports betting related activities.

So, it's expected for athletes to be banned from betting on the sports they play, or maybe all sports gambling at all just to be safe. We don't have a solid answer to what exactly the NHL found in their investigation on Pinto, but rumors and speculation are running wild as they tend to do.

What led to Shane Pinto’s 41-game suspension? | TSN
TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Chris Johnston joined host James Duthie to discuss what led to Shane Pinto’s 41-game suspension, why other teams are curious about the circumstances and what this does to his next contract.

This isn't the first time the NHL has been involved in gambling, there was the famous Rick Tocchet/Janet Gretzky story.

Coyotes assistant charged in sports gambling ring
Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet financed a sports gambling ring in which about a half-dozen NHL players and Wayne Gretzky’s wife bet -- but not on hockey -- New Jersey authorities said Tuesday.

Now with sports betting legal, the NHL wants to make sure players aren't betting on their own games or other NHL games, and want to make an example of Pinto. There's lots on the line, and a player betting on his own league makes everyone worry that there's another Tim Donaghy coming out.

So, remember players, everything in the NHL can be about gambling - board ads, ice ads, helmet ads, TV show sponsors, podcast sponsors, news tickers, billboards, urinal pucks - but don't you even think about it.

The Maple Leafs played last night, and it wasn't their best game but they got the win!

Maple Leafs defeat the Stars, thank you Woll
The Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars...but did they deserve to?

Winnipeg isn't a big market, or barely a market, but they better sell out or else.

WInnipeg Jets’ Mark Chipman addresses team’s low attendance, big picture focus in Winnipeg | TSN
Winnipeg Jets and True North Sports & Entertainment executive chairman Mark Chipman talks to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger about the team’s attendance issues and its commitment to bringing fans back into the building.

Zack Kassian announced his retirement after 12 years in the show.

Kassian retires from NHL after 12 seasons |
32-year-old forward had 203 points in 661 regular-season games

More bad news for the Senators, with Brannstrom leaving last night's game on a stretcher.

Brannstrom taken from ice on stretcher during Senators game |
Defenseman injured in 2nd period after falling headfirst

The PWHL names may have been leaked and....yikes.

PWHL: “Original Six” Team Names Trademarked
The names of the Professional Women’s Hockey League six teams have apparently been revealed courtesy of a series of publically available trademark registrations with the USPTO. Thanks to the master of the trademark search, Clark Rasmussen of DetroitHockey.Net, we have learned that the PWHL has file…

The new Hockey Canada CEO has her work cut out for her.

It's Friday, the Leafs play Nashville on Saturday night, so let's just enjoy a nice day without any talk of a goaltending controversy.


Enjoy your day!