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PHT Morning Skate: Wayne Gretzky not looking to return to coaching

Nov 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Chris Chelios convinced Wayne Gretzky to attended last night’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Afterwards, Gretzky was asked if he was interested in getting back into coaching and he dismissed the possibility. (Toronto Star)

Speaking of the Hall of Fame, here is a look at some of the great players that are on the outside looking in. (Ottawa Citizen)

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The New York Islanders might get Thomas Vanek (upper body) back this week. (Newsday)

Calgary Flames forward Michael Cammalleri thinks hockey players should take a lesson from golfers when it comes to the mental side of the game. (Calgary Sun)

Now that he’s healthy, Beau Bennett could help turn the Pittsburgh Penguins’ third line into more of an offensive threat. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Count 35-year-old defenseman Jan Hejda under the list of players that has flourished under Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. (Denver Post)

  1. ibieiniid - Nov 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    @the headline:

    How about playing? I hear TB needs an all star center right now.

  2. thailer35 - Nov 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    How about running franchises into the ground? Is he looking to get back in to that?

    • jonbbbfromaz - Nov 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      I too hated gretzky and his george washington wooden denture looking underbite. he looked so stupid behind the bench

    • kaptaanamerica - Nov 13, 2013 at 2:32 AM

      Agreed, worst coach ever, took talented teams and made the franchise a laughing stock. if the yotes had a real coach all those years they might not have been in the situation they found themselves. Look at Nashville, the teams sells out regularly. They’ve built a solid fanbase in the heartland…

  3. dipthatchip - Nov 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    who cares about Wayne. What’s Paulina up to?

    • ibieiniid - Nov 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      trying to look more like a Barbie.

      sorry, but chicks that look like a hunk of plastic don’t do it for me.

  4. hushbrother - Nov 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    This post rather glaringly avoids the real question here, which is, is Wayne Gretzky a Hall of Famer?

  5. nj666 - Nov 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    hes a mickey mouse coach anyway

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