Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/18/11
So someone asked Wayne Gretzky if he'd like to be part of a massive conglomerate of 1-Percenters trying to buy the Toronto Maple Leafs (and the rest of the MLSE empire.) We can only imagine how this news has affected your daily routine, from nutrition to bathroom habits to potential sleep deprivation from over-exuberance. Or, perhaps, this is your classic Centre of the Hockey Universe-driven narrative in which the Toronto media climaxes in its own fishbowl. This isn't Mario buying the Penguins; this would be Kenny Rogers lending his name and likeness to a fast food chicken chain. It's not like the Gambler was working the deep fryer, and it's not like The Great One's going to be toiling in Board of Governors meetings. Unless they're held in Vegas. But you knew that he's just window dressing, as the Globe & Mail pointed out in debunking the notion that anything serious between Gretzky and Providence Equity Partners, a U.S. equity firm, had developed: Prospective owners would li...
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