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The NHL issued an alert today that the league would be investigating emails received by numerous people purportedly from commissioner Gary Bettman “requesting a phone call or other calls to action,” claiming the emails were being sent from fake accounts:

The emails, which were sent from the Google accounts d.lucas1221@gmail.com and s.cole122@gmail.com and not anything resembling nhl.com, were... not very convincing.

Why the NHL felt it needed to respond to this, we have no idea.