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#1 Snake Doctor

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

There is a buzz on twitter right now about Gretzky being considered for the job as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Here is the link:

http://www.sportsnet...to_maple_leafs/

It would be interesting to see him back having a role in the NHL.

Apparently Bob McCown tweets that Wayne Gretzky is not interested. It was discussed on hockey central this morning where it was more likely they would hire a CEO for all of MLSE before Gretzky would consider the job. That source is found on my same link above.

Edited by Snake Doctor, 23 January 2013 - 12:59 PM.

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#2 The Bookie

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

well, he did just put his house up for sale ... http://sports.yahoo....55406--nhl.html
:frantic: :towel: :frantic:
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

please no for the love of god
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

It's amazing how things can get blown out of proportion. I was listening to McCown's show yesterday. They were just tossing around how Gretzky would be a good fit and speculating that MLSE might be interested.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

He has not been offered the job, only his name has come up in internal discussions for the position. Gretzky himself said he has not been asked at all.
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#6 Snake Doctor

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

It's amazing how things can get blown out of proportion. I was listening to McCown's show yesterday. They were just tossing around how Gretzky would be a good fit and speculating that MLSE might be interested.


Your right about that. Toronto is such a huge hockey town it's easy for things to get blown out of proportion quickly.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I hear Jesus is in talk to be equipment manager.

Toronto needs to get over itself.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

hockeycentral at noon can also confirm gretzky has not been offered anything or talked to about anything regarding the leafs they don't even have a ceo so that will be step 1 before hiring a president for hockey operations
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#9 Lonny_Bohonos_14

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I can see why TO would want to hire him. They're a media company, and adding a hockey figure such as "the Great One" would generate a lot of buzz.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

FriedgeHNIC
In HNIC radio interview, Wayne Gretzky says Kings are only NHL team that have contacted him. Adds he doesn't think he is close to...
Returning to NHL in any capacity.
Gretzky did say, however, that it would not be a problem to relocate if a job he wanted required that.
About the house: Gretzky said he sold it five years ago. It's the one Lenny Dykstra bought, which might explains the availability.


If the last tweet doesn't make any sense, there was a rumour going around about Gretzky selling his house.

What this all amounts to is that it isn't actually a rumour, but might fly as a speculation thread.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

He is great at playing hockey
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

He should really try coaching in Toronto... he did really good in Phoenix... :lol:
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Your right about that. Toronto is such a huge hockey town it's easy for things to get blown out of proportion quickly.


Ya, those crazy people in Toronto blowing things out of proportion! I'm glad they're the only ones that do that... ;)
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Seems more like a PR marketing move to me. Gretzky does have management experience but there are others that are more qualified.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Your right about that. Toronto is such a huge hockey town it's easy for things to get blown out of proportion quickly.

.....Wow ! Sounds an awful lot like what usually happens in Vancouver as well.i.e the great Luongo fiasco.Everyone trying to find him a new home when we obviously need him in Vancouver this season at least.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

As above poster said, false.

Some one needs to buy The Great One some SPF 100. Holy moly he is always sunburnt!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

As above poster said, false.

Some one needs to buy The Great One some SPF 100. Holy moly he is always sunburnt!

....No need for any of that SPF crap.HIs tan is called healthy looking instead of the pasty faced look a lot of people sport.i.e.the ignorance a lot of people have towards the health of the sun.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Why in the world would he want to take that mess over. If he didn't enjoy the crap he went through in the desert. That would be that X a million.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Gretzky actually publicly addressed this as a bogus rumour
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

You can dress up a turd...
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

No there's a credible name. Washes the taste of Burke away quickly.
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