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Report- Wayne Gretzky Part Of A Group Trying To Bring NHL Hockey To Seattle

from Josh Kosman and Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Wayne Gretzky has joined a group of investors hoping to bring a National Hockey League team to Seattle, The Post has learned.

The Gretzky group is one of three looking to bring an NHL franchise to the home of Starbucks, sources said — but each faces an uphill battle in that league Commissioner Gary Bettman has not said the league is ready to expand.

It is not known if the Gretzky group or either of the other two groups are eyeing an expansion team or hope to move an existing team to the Pacific Northwest.

A move to buy a Seattle team would mark at least the second time the 53-year-old Hall of Famer tried to become an NHL owner.


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Slumpy's avatar

That human rodent bettman says the NHL is not ready to expand but surely in near future another team will have to “relocate” like Atlanta had to.

Quebec City arena already built and waiting so Seattle will have to wait.


Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 07/05/14 at 05:05 AM ET

Paul's avatar

The CP talked with Gretzky’s agent who says the report is not true.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/05/14 at 09:46 AM ET

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