Found September 26, 2012 on centericechat.com:
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Wayne Gretzky is still the greatest National Hockey League player in then history of the game, and the winner of four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers still has an interest in his former team as well as the league he helped keep relevant. After a 20 plus year career spanning three decades in the game, Gretzky became part owner and then head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. While he has not been in a position of power in the NHL for a few years now, that is not preventing people from feeling as if Gretzky has some influence about a potential relocation of the Oilers to Seattle, where a new NHL franchise is expected to begin by 2015. Of course, the fact that Gretzky was spotted at the Seattle Seahawks game on Monday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers did not help squash speculation, considering it was reported that new Oilers owner Daryl Katz and his ownership group were in Seattle to survey Key Arena and take a look at the atmosphere. They issued...
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