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Report: Gretzky’s agent says his client not involved in Seattle NHL group

Jul 5, 2014, 1:04 AM EDT

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It was a predictable response.

Wayne Gretzky is not a part of a group looking to bring a National Hockey League franchise to Seattle, according to his agent Darren Blake in a report from The Canadian Press on Friday evening – Pacific Time, at least.

“As you can imagine prospective team owners from various franchises call frequently to gauge his interest in coming on board. Seattle is no different,” Blake told The Canadian Press.

Gretzky made headlines earlier in the day when a report from the New York Post reported The Great One was part of a group looking to bring an NHL team to Seattle.

Just another chapter in the ongoing saga of speculation the NHL could be coming to Seattle.

The most recent:

Seattle investor still plans to build arena (which could house NHL team)

Report: L.A.-based real estate tycoon wants to bring NHL to Seattle

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  1. sjrulz17 - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Seattle won’t get a team until a rink is built. Simple as that. No matter if Gretzky is a part of it or not.

    • blomfeld - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:46 AM

      Yeah ? … well the question of Namby-Pambyism won’t be resolved until Gretzky is finally ‘dealt’ with !

      The bottom line friends is that the ‘entire’ New York Post Sports editorial team should now be rounded up and handed over to a local ‘state’ mental health authority there in America. Furthermore, it would behoove comrade commissioner Bettman to immediately ‘accelerate’ exploratory talks with any/all ‘legitimate’ stakeholders there in Seattle, in terms of awarding a new NHL franchise. Gretzky as the ‘player’ was a ‘true’ treasure. However the notion of him being a ‘businessman’ is without a doubt farcical and a ‘complete & utter’ disgrace to the field of human commerce at large !

      ps: Happy Birthday to America and all of my ‘glorious’ American friends ! … I luv ya man ! :)

      • elemeno89 - Jul 5, 2014 at 9:51 AM

        I can never tell if you’re serious. So, just keep posting and eventually I’ll figure it out.

      • avfanforlife - Jul 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        Or he could STOP posting and we don’t need to worry about it.

  2. crg144 - Jul 5, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    I’ll BET that he doesn’t gets a team.

  3. bobc74 - Jul 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    This story and it’s predecessor is what happens in the age of non-investigative, “get the scoop first instead of being accurate” journalism.

    • cyggyx1 - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      you noticed that too. lol

      “It was a predictable response”
      hmmm, I didn’t see that prediction in the preceding story. 😉

      bobc, these aren’t “investigated” stories. They’re just reposts from originals with opinions thrown in. Didn’t you hear, journalism school banished integrity years ago. :)

      • blomfeld - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

        the internets were meant to be about ‘good times’ you idiot ! … nothing more and nothing less …

        “We’re enjoying sluggish times, and not enjoying them very much” … George W Bush 1992

  4. luz56 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Too many teams with watered down talent…. I can see QC and possibly Seattle but at the expense of existing teams.

    Wayne Gretzky couldn’t organize a one car parade down a one way street… He arguably was the greatest hockey player ever but that doesn’t translate into success into administration

  5. cyggyx1 - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    For you Blomfelcher its about making up many screen names so you give the appearance of having friends and supporters. Felcher, you OLD MAN, go away and take your oldies with you. What are you, like 65. I feel sorry for you being so sad and lonely. I guess if you take comfort in talking to yourself online, then go ahead.

    If someones going to act like a reporter, they’re going to get analized like a reporter……… 😉

    • blomfeld - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      *** earlier today at Los Angeles (LAX) International Airport ***

      Gate Clerk: would Tardistan Airways passenger Cyggyx1 please report to gate 23 …

      Cyggyx1: hi man, how’s it going ?

      Gate Clerk: your papers please ?

      Cyggyx1: her ya go ! … say, those LA Kings are pretty cool eh ?

      Gate Clerk: “……………”

      Cyggyx1: say, how’s the weather there in Tardistan these days ?

      Gate Clerk: your papers are ‘completely’ out of order ! … guards, if you please …

      Guards: yes comrade ?

      Gate Clerk: guards, kindly ‘cleanse’ our gate from any trace of this parasite !

      Cyggyx1: wait a minute man, what’s going on here ?

      Guards: shut up you ‘filthy’ parasite ! … KAPOW !! .. KABOOM !! .. KAZAAM !!


      executive summary: Cyggyx1 is a communist, Gretzky is a fairy and we LA Kings are the best !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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