In high school, A.J. Galante was your typical teenager who loved playing hockey. But then he wrecked his knee during senior year and dashed his dreams of ever going pro. Jimmy figured that the only way for his kid to still live the dream was by coaching and managing a real professional hockey team. In the span of a few days, Galante purchased a minor league hockey team franchise, named it the Trashers, and moved them to his town's rinky-dink ice rink. A.J., a 17-year-old, was named general manager, and had to have his first press call while ducking teachers during free period.
And like any spoiled rich kid, when it came time to fill out the roster, A.J. hired the most expensive (read: violent) players he could find ... willing to play in minor league hockey. His #1 pick? Brent Gretzky, brother to Wayne.
The only way a no-name hockey league could get royalty like (the worst) Gretzky was to pay them a king's ransom. Gretzky's salary was $100,000, almost half of the teams' capped league budget. So in order to get around the silly fair play cap, Jimmy did what any mobster would do and started cooking the books. Players (and their families) would get paid through fake no-show jobs in his waste management companies, allowing for them to spend about $750,000 a year on bruisers. Galante then went on to spend another $3 million renovating the Danbury hockey stadium, even though it could only seat 3,000 people.