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Melrose On Gretzky

Melrose on ESPN News said he talked to Wayne today and Gretzky told him he is guilty of nothing, he has been trying to protect his wife. Barry said Gretzky is expected to release a statement after the Phoenix game tonight. Melrose did state if it comes out anyone affiliated with hockey bet on a hockey game, they should be banned for life from the game. update 5:03pm, from the AP via the Globe and Mail,
Wayne Gretzky was recorded on a wiretap talking to the alleged financier of a gambling ring, discussing how the hockey great's wife could avoid being implicated, a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday. Gretzky, coach and part-owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, can be heard on wiretaps made within the past month talking about his wife with assistant coach Rick Tocchet, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
more update 5:05pm, from the CP via TSN,
Wayne Gretzky is still expected to come to the Olympics in the wake of the NHL's gambling scandal and investigation into Rick Tocchet, Gretzky's friend and assistant coach on the Phoenix Coyotes. Sources close to the Coyotes said Thursday that Gretzky, Team Canada's executive director and Coyotes head coach, will make the trek overseas.
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