Gretzky out as coach in Phoenix....maybe
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09-21-2009, 11:33 AM
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I'd love to have Gretzky selling corporate sponsorships for this team, doing commercials, making appearances, showing up at kids' leagues for pep talks and so forth. He's a fantastic ambassador for the game.
But he won't. Look, he may be a great ambassador for the game, but as far as the Coyotes are concerned, we're talking about a guy who:
- Felt better about a short-term cash-only contract than a long-term profit-sharing agreement (ownership shares).
- Won't bother showing up at the rink since his salary / contract was in jeopardy. Talk about an example for our players. If he wants to quit, then he should go ahead. If he wants to coach, I expect him to be on the ice. This in-between stuff is total BS.
Gretzky's a good ambassador for the game of hockey. For the Phoenix Coyotes? Not so much.
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