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Will the NHL repay Gretzky?

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07:15 AM ET 08.15 | Wayne Gretzky's contributions to the game are many, of course, but what about the NHL's contributions to the Great One? Gretzky, by reports, is still owed about $8 million in apparently deferred salary from the Phoenix Coyotes. ... It's been a week since Calgary money man George Gosbee, Anthony LeBlanc and other deep-pocketed oil and gas men bought the Desert Dogs for $170 million, much to the yippee-eye-yea from the other NHL owners, who were footing the bills to keep the Coyotes afloat for four years. Now, maybe it's time for the owners to quietly repay Gretzky. ... I can assure you, Gretzky is waiting for an overture from the NHL. He would be excellent in hockey operations or as a roving ambassador to the 30 NHL cities to talk the game.

Calgary Herald

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August 15, 2013  09:06 AM ET

yippee-eye-yea

This is not the Bruce Willis version

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August 15, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Even if you ignored absolutely everything else negative about Bettman, there would still be the fact that he robbed Wayne Gretzky. He took the greatest thing to ever happen to the game, and stole from his pocket without any shame or remorse.He deserves to rot in the boiling pits of hell.

he needs to be locked in a room with tape loops of Santorum and Bachmann explaining why evolution is wrong

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August 15, 2013  09:56 AM ET

I'll wait for an instagram from Paulina, thank you very much.

August 15, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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If evolution brought us the underdeveloped fetus known as Bettman, I want it to be wrong.

That wasn't evolution Danny. Some dying, diseased lizard ejaculated on festering road kill.

August 15, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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I'll wait for an instagram from Paulina, thank you very much.

She's got a smooth swinging Johnson taking care of her now Bishop so you might be waiting a while.

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August 15, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Bettman ..... robbed Wayne Gretzky .... stole from his pocket without any shame or remorse.

For that alone he deserves a place in the Fourth Circle of Dante's Inferno, slowly roasted by Pape Satan.

August 15, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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That lucky putter.

No cellophane bridge there.

August 15, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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That lucky putter.

Yep. He won't have to play the Masters for a while.

August 15, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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I'll wait for an instagram from Paulina, thank you very much.

Hoor.

August 15, 2013  10:19 AM ET

He might be owed but he's probably got enough to exist.

I don't feel overly bad for him.

August 15, 2013  11:48 AM ET

The Great Ones contributions as a HC weren't much so instead they sent him a bill.

August 15, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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She's got a smooth swinging Johnson taking care of her now Bishop so you might be waiting a while.

She's quite a handful I heard you sure it's not Johnson & Johnson?

August 15, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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Hoor.

Mmmmmm.......

August 15, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Best 8 million the dwarf could ever spend. Probably worried about setting a precedent. hes such a dooo shhhhh...

August 15, 2013  12:22 PM ET
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Mmmmmm.......

Never saw a picture she didn't want to be in...

August 15, 2013  12:33 PM ET
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Never saw a picture she didn't want to be in...

Never saw a picture of her i didnt want to be in.

 
August 15, 2013  12:47 PM ET
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She's quite a handful I heard you sure it's not Johnson & Johnson?

Yes, she does have quite a handful. And, in all the right places too.

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