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by Paul on 04/11/07 at 02:43 PM ET
from the Arizona Republic,
Wayne Gretzky wants Rick Tocchet to fill Barry Smith’s place on his coaching staff.
“That would be my choice, and I know the players would like it,” Gretzky said Tuesday after meeting with his players at Jobing.com Arena for the last time this season.
Gretzky did not elaborate, presumably because he is not really supposed to speak publicly about Tocchet, who still is on an unpaid leave of absence waiting to learn if the state of New Jersey is going to proceed with its investigation into an illegal gambling ring allegedly involving Tocchet.
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