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Red Wings draft pick arrested on rape charge

Feb 20, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

Max Nicastro

According to the Boston Globe, Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro — a 2008 draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings — has been arrested for allegedly raping a female student on campus.

Nicastro, 21, was taken into custody Sunday and booked with a rape charge. He was held on $25,000 cash bail pending his arraignment and has been suspended from the hockey team indefinitely.

This is the second sexual assault allegation to hit the Terriers men’s hockey team in 10 weeks. Previously, BU’s leading scorer — Corey Trivino, a second-round pick of the Islanders in 2008 — was arrested in December on numerous charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s room at night. Trivino pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was thrown off the team.

The Globe reports that aside from Boston police assisting in booking and jailing Nicastro, few other details of the case are known. Boston University Dean of students Ken Elmore spoke briefly about the situation.

“First and foremost, we want to be sure to take care of the person who is the alleged victim here,’’ Elmore said. “We want to make sure she is OK and also make sure we investigate the case as swiftly, as fairly, and as thoroughly as we can.’’

  1. polegojim - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    If proves true….no Winged Wheel for you and good riddance.

    Thoughts are with the victim. This crime takes so much more than a physical toll.

  2. phillyphever - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Forget hockey kid, your life is screwed. Thoughts to the victim in this.

    • 2difshoe - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      Agree….if guilty, this is one penalty box he is not going to want to visit, and he isn’t getting out after 2 minutes.

      If this proves to be true, he will find out the true definition of ‘ high sticking ‘ as a resident of of the penal system.

      • cmutimmah - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

        Any other bad puns you want to try out?

  3. zestypickles - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Good riddance is right. Irreversible effects on the victim, thoughts to them.

    Disgusted as a wings fan that there’s even a possibility of the winged wheel being remotely associated with something like this.

    • stoneegratz - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:41 AM

      lol what about big bert…..the winged wheeel is sooooo classsy

      • zestypickles - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:39 PM

        haterz gon hate

      • jpelle82 - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

        though i dont agree with bertuzzi’s actions, he has been a decent guy since the wings took him in. everybody deserves a second chance i guess, but if he is your only dig against the wings class, you arent making a very good argument

      • gretzkyoneyzermantwo - Feb 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        Moore was a cowardly rat who got what was coming to him
        Moore kept talking and avoiding Bert rather than face him, and got what lil rats deserve.

        All you bleeding hearts probably cried for Ulf Samuelson, Claude Lemieux, Matt Cooke types too.

        Good Job Bert, you took out the trash when the league was too cowardly to deal with rats like Moore in the 1st place.

  4. ven9898 - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    World by the balls, and this is what you choose to do? Never understood rape, it’s even more confusing when someone with a gift like this throws it all away for some ass. He and Trivino are a disgrace to the game. Glad they won’t be dressing up to play in the show.

    • joshuakorr - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      Yes, thoughts are primarily with the victim. The trauma of rape is something no human should endure.

      However some comments about this young man are concerning. If he is guilty then you’re spot on, but its wholly unfair to judge a man when you don’t know the facts and he hasn’t been proven guilty by a judge or jury.

      In rape cases 58% of cases that get to court end up in conviction. Thats from cases that make it to trial. Most rape cases don’t make it to trial. Some of those cases surely were rapes and its a shame more cases don’t get prosecuted farther.

      One tragic fact is that of people in this young man’s position only 6% of rape charges lead to a conviction. Rape is a really tough subject, and the 6% number ought to be higher because 94% of women aren’t fabricating their story, but even so, we have fundamental rights to trial by jury in this country and we shouldn’t judge a man until the facts are publicly available.

      Even going by the higher 58% number, you can see why it is best to reserve judgment until the facts are known, there is a 42% chance a jury of our peers thinks the defendant is not clearly guilty. But it doesn’t have to be a 42% chance. A 10% chance of someone being innocent is enough not to prejudge them and so is a 1% chance, or even smaller. In fact we should never prejudge someone guilty, that goes against the very nature of what it is to be an American.

  5. loinstache - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Because the only thing women find more irresistible than a millionaire athlete is a registered sex offender

  6. hockinj25 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty but if he is guilty, then we don’t want you on the our team

  7. cfab44 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    dont believe everything the media and police report. he may have hooked up with her and she fabricated a story of rape…..duke lacrosse anybody???

    • trbowman - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

      Yeah let’s hold off before we throw this dude under the bus.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      well said.

      there are always 2 sides to a story.

    • bbgraf08 - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      Very true. Just look at Julian Edleman on the New England Patriots. Accused, then 2 months later fully exonerated with documented tape showing that he did nothing.

  8. vismund11 - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Stay classy Detroit. lol

    • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

      what does this have to do with Detroit ? Makes no sense.

      You’re a #$%@#$% clown!

      -wild fan

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      You and Mrs.DrippinLips should have your own farm.

      • hgfrombc2 - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:42 AM

        Just please please please (vismund11 & mrsdrippinlips) don’t procreate.

      • cmutimmah - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

        vismund11 – yes – Detroit is at fault… a kid that has never played for the team or possibly hasn’t even been in the city is accused of rape in college in Mass. Totally Detroit.

        But LA (Kobe) and Pitts (Roethlisberger) are totally fine.

  9. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    typical detroit. that city is filled with molestors

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      Allegedly raping a student ON CAMPUS! You clowns can rip Detroit all you want but this happened in Boston and the kid is from Cali. In Detroit we beat the $#!T out of rapists. You want to pile on Detroit then you’re just playing into your own ignorance and I feel bad for you. Just because a thought pops in your head doesn’t mean you should blurt it out. Sure, you have the right, but you also have the right to jump off a bridge or drink some Draino. Maybe you can listen to my ideas, moron. Typical Detroit? You are a typical uneducated blogger.

      • mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

        hey, dont yell at me. the people on “the franchise” arent going around rapeing anyone. we have our heads in the game not on the hole, thats why we win cups.

      • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

        Ooooh, I got it…You are 12 years old. My bad.

      • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Feb 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM


        I really hope English isn’t your first language!

      • psujay - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:07 AM

        Someone from Pittsburgh condemning a franchise for having a draft pick be accused of being rapist…let alone a star member of the team. Interesting.

      • cmutimmah - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

        “Ben RoethlisRAPIST” for the win!

        And your team has it’s mind on the cup, in the last 20 years (i’ll even allow the Lemieux cups) cup scoreboard: Detroit 4, Pitts 3.

  10. poonsmashinasham - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    this is really suprising to me… i would have put my money on zetterberg being a molester before this guy

    • bensawesomeness - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:42 AM

      ‘comon, dude. seriously?

  11. yardstickstaal - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    just think if soup can sid did this… somebody wouldnt have a butt hole anymore

  12. drewzducks - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I’m guessing he must have a Kobe poster on his dorm room wall. Or at least a Roethlisberger.

  13. gaborik104life - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Detroit raping in more than one way.

    I know it was classless. I apologize in advance. Could not resist.

  14. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    I don’t know anything about black people and basketball but I do know that big ben was proven innocent. and hes a 2 time champion. something the detroit lions know nothing about. nhl should ban the red wings for employing such filth on there team. or trade him to filthadelphia. the franchise has spoken

    • danphipps01 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

      Guess you need to get them out of the way before the playoffs, huh? Seems like your Penguins are struggling to take the fourth seed while the Wings’ only struggle is if they feel like being first or second this year.

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      The more you talk the more you prove to everyone that you don’t know anything. You should have just stopped typing after your first 4 words.

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      But I will give you credit for not using a double negative. I see you don’t let punctuation and capital letters get in your way, but you make up for it by squeezing out some dumb drunken ramblings. Stay in school, kids!

    • geo91 - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      Just a typical ignorant, piece of trash american. Honestly

  15. hockinj25 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I swear to f-ing god people need to realize trolls are here for a reason. to get you pissed off and they want you to respond to their comments. They know what they are saying is dumb, they just want to get a reaction out of you. stop replying to their comments.

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

      It’s nice to unload on ignorant people sometimes. Usually I’m bigger than that but you gotta stick up for your city. I just see trolls as the urinal cakes of the internet. I suppose they are helpful in getting out some stress but you gotta piss on them if you want them to go away. Even though you know there will be another in a couple days. It feels good at the moment, but I know they go back to their bottle of rubber cement and Doritos feeling justified. It’s kinda sad.

    • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

      It’s nice to unload on ignorant people sometimes. Usually I’m bigger than that but you gotta stick up for your city. I just see trolls as the urinal cakes of the internet. I suppose they are helpful in getting out some stress but you gotta piss on them if you want them to go away. Even though you know there will be another in a couple days. It feels good at the moment, but I know they go back to their bottle of rubber cement and Doritos feeling justified. It’s kinda sad.

    • grillmarks - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

      Thumbs way up.

  16. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    I can’t believe you guys are sticking up for a rapist. its unbelievable you think your precious red wings can never do anything wrong. oh wait that’s right they lost the stanley cup to the franchise in 2009. hahahah. keep on raping and laying people off. thumbs way down for your city!!!!!

    • fairleyobvious - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM


      1.You are an idiot.
      2. He isn’t a Red Wing, he is a draft pick that is still in college. He has never put on the wheel for a game.
      3. You’re a Pittsburgh fan…. Roethlisburger anyone?
      4. If you are “The Franchise” with a hand full of winning seasons 1 cup and a Super Star whose career is over…what do you call the Wings? The Empire…..The Dynasty….. or the untouchables because your Pens will never be on this level…. with or without Crosby.

    • geo91 - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      Just a typical ignorant, piece of trash american. Really though.

      • monkeyjuice313 - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        Where do we go to have an educated conversation? I’m new on this “troll” thing, but why would anyone want to do this? Talking trash and saying stuff just to annoy people? What makes calling someone a piece of trash American enjoyable to someone? I wish people weren’t so dumb. What makes someone feel good about insulting someone and hiding behind a computer. Please help me understand.

  17. yardstickstaal - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Fairlyobvious is a total terd. Pens have more than one cup last I checked, and Big Ben was never charged with anything. Only thing he’s guilty of is being a master cocksman. Stay classy Rapetown USA!!

  18. govtminion - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I forget, wasn’t this site going to crack down on trolls like drippinlips? Or was that a one-time housecleaning?

    • homelanddefense - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      I agree. Its rampant in all the versions of the talk sites (PFT, HArdballTalk, Hockeytalk). Total trolls posting left and right, but normal comments from people who try to add to the discussion are constantly deleted.

  19. fairleyobvious - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM


    Add you to the list of idiots. No kidding the Pens have more than one cup; But, you have one of relevance… your last cup besides 2009 was 20 years ago!!! Get a clue. There are 11 franchises since 99′ to win as many cups as you but you don’t see them being so arrogant and calling themselves “The franchise” (which is what I took issue with). You are a typical Pens fan… You have some awesome pieces and a shot again this year, but you think you’re the best hockey team of ALL TIME. Also, you contradict yourself Big Ben was Charged, he was not convicted which is the same scenario as this Boston College kid and being an uneducated fool such as yourself you drop the “Rapetown USA” quote. Get a handle on your own facts before you try to attack the wings.

    Just for the record if this kid is guilty of rape not only do the wings and wings fans not want him we hope his career is over. That is what a franchise of dignity does.

    • psujay - Feb 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      If you haven’t picked up on it, they’re all the same poster.

  20. poonsmashinasham - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    whhhaaaaa cry me a river puss nuts. just cus u live in rape town usa don’t blame the city of champions

  21. poonsmashinasham - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    u all have aids

  22. poonsmashinasham - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    max talbot ruined your life 09. I loved watching the ginger red wings cry over that loss. I guess they just rape women when things don’t go their way. what a classless bunch of no names in a disgusting city

  23. govtminion - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Yep, time to stop posting here again. The troll quota has gone right back to normal.

  24. zach28 - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    10 min major and game misconduct for spearing!!!

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