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08:18 AM ET 01.23 | Well, that was fun while it lasted. Wayne Gretzky's name was linked to the vacant presidency of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, which created a firestorm on social media, but the idea was shot down by sources close to the company. Bob McKenzie of TSN reported that the NHL Hall of Famer may have been discussed internally at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment as a candidate for president in August. He speculated there might even have been inquiries directed to Gretzky through third parties but no direct contact. ... However, two sources close to the MLSE board said there were no discussions among the directors about hiring Gretzky. "I never heard this in my life," one source said. "I do not believe there is anything to this story."

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January 23, 2013  08:25 AM ET

The great one will not return till he is paid his money

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January 23, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Pretty tough to leave the sunshine. Maybe Janet needs a break..

January 23, 2013  08:42 AM ET

And he best not get too far from his daughter.

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January 23, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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The great one will not return till he is paid his money

Exactly ! I do not think he is rolling up his quarters to get by , while looking for a job anyways.

January 23, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Anyway, I dunno. He's iconic here, which is unheard of for a guy who didn't play here. He'd be close to his dad. But as a hockey man? He's hit (02 Olympic team) and miss (Phoenix Coyotes, 06 Olympic team).

I garee with this, but i can't imagine it could be bad.
But he is owed a bit of money....

January 23, 2013  09:21 AM ET

In the mean time....Bob McKenzie was heard to say .... "Beauty, eh?" ...and "Take off Hoser"

January 23, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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And he best not get too far from his daughter.

I'll take "What Woody Allen would say" for $200 Alex.

January 23, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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I'll take "What Woody Allen would say" for $200 Alex.

"My brain is my second favourite organ" Woody Allen (yes, a real quote)

January 23, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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"My brain is my second favourite organ" Woody Allen (yes, a real quote)

So the church organ is his first???

January 23, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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So the church organ is his first???

1) hammond
2) farfisa
3) vox
4) magnus Chord organ (that we all got at some point or another for christmas)

January 23, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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1) hammond2) farfisa3) vox4) magnus Chord organ (that we all got at some point or another for christmas)

I am not sure but I believe Woody was speaking of the pump organ

January 23, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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I am not sure but I believe Woody was speaking of the pump organ

ah yes, a little peace and harmonium

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January 23, 2013  10:33 AM ET

Just don't let him coach (shudder) Seen that before, in over his head.

January 23, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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In the mean time....Bob McKenzie was heard to say .... "Beauty, eh?" ...and "Take off Hoser"

Ku-lukukukukukuuuuuuuuuuu......

Hope he was wearing his toque when he said all that.

January 23, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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Just don't let him coach (shudder) Seen that before, in over his head.

More evidence that being a great player doesn't qualify you to coach. Oh, sorry to use the word "coach" for any Vancouver Canucks players reading this.

 
January 23, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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The great one will not return till he is paid his money

The first thing the league should of done when they took over the Yotess was pay him his money.

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