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Wayne Gretzky is gutless


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I saw this in a story on ESPN.com

Despite his bleak prediction, Gretzky again reiterated that it's not his place to take an active role in helping bring the camps together.

"It's not like 700 players and 30 owners go into a room and negotiate a contract. It doesn't work like that. I'm not part of that," Gretzky said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?id=1957666

How friggen gutless is that what a coward I guess he need McSorley to do his fights for him and in thsi case he cant.

Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player who ever lived he is now and owner, he had creditabillity in both camps he could play a huge roll in getting an agreement but no he dont want to get involved. Want to know why there will be no hockey thats why becuase the hockey people dont do any thing to stick uo for their sport.

When I thought there be a deal I figured Wayne and Mario would play a key roll in a setllement but Wayne dose not thinks its place what a joke what a total joke. Thats why we may never see the NHL as we knew and love it again.

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I don't blame him... it isn't his place. It's true he has credibility on both sides, but the flip side of that is that he has friends on both sides, and why would he want to jeopardize the good standing of his friendships over a dispute that's already gotten ugly and messy.

Pack it in for the long haul boys, this one isn't going to end real soon. The sooner we realize this, the better off we'll be.

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If anything Mario has to step back due to conflict of interest.

For Wayne, he is an owner but has ties to the NHLPA. More than anything he can be a link to try and figure out what to do. It's a double whammy because Glendale Arena is to hold the next NHL ASG in 2006. For the stuggling Coyotes, they need the revenue for that more than anything.

Wayne, I doubt you'll see this, but if you do, you have the ability to talk to Bettman and Goodenow on good terms to work this out. Talk to them as you push them into an empty hotel room with everything taken out. When you leave, board up the windows, bolt the doors and force these two guys... the two guys who DON'T want a season to get a deal done so we can have a season and in the end, the greatest hockey player saved hockey from extinction and potential "Cult Sport" status.

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Id like to see Mario step in as a mediator too, but he does have that conflict which is bad, and puts him ina compromising position he would not be in if he just retired.

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i kinda figured gretzky was a terd after he started talkin all that s@#t about the USA hockey team during the...... i think the salt lake olympics? or maybee nagano ones.

or some hockey world cup. i cant remember

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i kinda figured gretzky was a terd after he started talkin all that s@#t about the USA hockey team during the...... i think the salt lake olympics? or maybee nagano ones.

and what would that "s@#t" be? because if its what i think its, its all true.

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i kinda figured gretzky was a terd after he started talkin all that s@#t about the USA hockey team during the...... i think the salt lake olympics? or maybee nagano ones.

and what would that "s@#t" be? because if its what i think its, its all true.

i cant remember, but it pissed me off. plus i was pretty young, i think that was like 5 years ago

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That was in Salt Lake City, and it was all true, every word of it. Plus he may have done that to take some of the heat off his team. To me it was like watching Phil Esopsitos rant in 1972.

As far as him jumping in on the negotiations, yes, if he and Mario would help, it may go a little easier, but it may not. They are only two people when all is said and done, regardless of who they are. Plus I read (on foxsports.com i think) that the majority partner in the Coyotes may be looking to sell, so Gretzky may not be an owner much longer.

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