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Gretzky: No great interest in NHL gig

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08:15 AM ET 01.29 | Last week, online speculation had Wayne Gretzky talking to Toronto about joining the team. [Gretzky] is flattered and humbled anytime his name comes up in conversations for executive jobs around the National Hockey League, but he hasn't had substantive conversations with any franchise about future employment, and he isn't planning to any time soon. "I consider it an honor that people are even thinking about my name, thinking about me," Gretzky told NHL.com Monday at the Bellagio, where he is hosting the 11th annual Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp. "[The] reality is I have never talked about any particulars with anybody. At this point in time I really don't have a desire to be in that pressure-cooker right now. It's just not in the cards for me right now."

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January 29, 2013  08:36 AM ET

"It's just not in the cards for me right now."

Then why are you at the Bellagio?

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January 29, 2013  08:46 AM ET

great...Subban signs yesterday, so what...this year's ad nauseum (we should call it the Sundin/Forsberg Award) story will be on Gretzky?

January 29, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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"It's just not in the cards for me right now."Then why are you at the Bellagio?

A wise and clever beaver you are

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January 29, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Subban signs, we don't get a Subban thread.Subban's sitting at home doing absolutely nothing, and we get 3 a day.

Habs win!

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January 29, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Hopefully they keep winning.

That #1 draft pick is getting closer to To***to trading it for crap every day :)

Fixed.

January 29, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Hopefully they keep winning.That #1 draft pick is getting closer to Toronto every day :)

I was just referring to the contract negotiations with Subban.

January 29, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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"It's just not in the cards for me right now."Then why are you at the Bellagio?

I thought it was his wife with the gambling problem.

January 29, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Subban signs, we don't get a Subban thread.Subban's sitting at home doing absolutely nothing, and we get 3 a day.

clever interns keep throwing curveballs.

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January 29, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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So was I. MTL is better with him on the ice than in a basement in Rexdale.

He knew he was going to be on the next shuttle out of town if he didn't agree to sign his 'bridge' contract.

January 29, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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Nonono. Things are changing, remember? Culture shift and new beginnings and all that crap that Fergu...er Bur...I mean Nonis is promising!

LOL - Like my Grandpa used to say, "Same s hit, different shovel."

January 29, 2013  09:14 AM ET

^^^^
Hmmm...

January 29, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Nonono. Things are changing, remember? Culture shift and new beginnings and all that crap that Fergu...er Bur...I mean Nonis is promising!

have the tried to summon Imlach yet in a seance?

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January 29, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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have the tried to summon Imlach yet in a seance?

Okay. I'm waiting for the Punch line.

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