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Feb. 25, 1948

Two soon-to-be ex-Boston Bruins were accused of betting against their team before a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks one week earlier.

On this date, with the team in Toronto, the rest of the roster was taken in for individual chats with general manager Art Ross and all denied any involvement in what turned into a major scandal for the league.

But on March 9,  after investigating the charges, NHL President Clarence Campbell announced that Billy Taylor and Don Gallinger were consorting with a Detroit mobster named James Tamer, whose professional specialty was gambling. Both had been known gamblers.

Campbell dropped the hammer on them, banning them for life.

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