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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.

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