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09-14-2009, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hbk View Post
Last I heard, Gretzky hasn't yet deposited one cheque that he's earned from coaching the team. He's doing this largely because he loves the game.

I know he's deferred last year's salary, but why would you negotiate a huge 5 year contract and not take one penny from it?? Makes no sense.

Love of the game? Please. We're talking NHL, multi-million dollar contracts here, big business, not exactly pee-wee coaching for underprivileged czech kids who can't read good.

Gretzky's a shrewd businessman. There's a reason why his equity got converted into an all-cash contract.

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