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01-22-2013, 05:25 PM
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Wayne Gretzky interested in becoming Leafs President?

So I'm listening to the Fan 590 last hour and Kypreos said that the MLSE have had internal preliminary talks about Gretzy becoming the President of the club. He also said Gretzky would be very interested.

Thoughts?

I'd think he'd give a good boost to the team and give it some much needed credibility back.

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Put him on our roster too please.

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What does the President do exactly?

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Jordan being with the Bobcats has worked out great

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Well, better late than never to come here when he wants to

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What does the President do exactly?
This. My question exactly

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Yes Please..... better then Ansalami or whatever

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Would be fantastic!!

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Well he'd definitely have some say in decisions. But it's not a 24/7 job, more of a figurehead. Would bring a ton of credibility back to the franchise.

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I'm fine with him being a type of figure-head for reinvigorating the brand.

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Not against it, but would have been nice to add Gretzky while he still played hockey .

Would be a good choice for the position.

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If it's President of Hockey Operations, I'm fine with that.

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"no proof formal talks have even taken place" - per Kipper, in regards to Gretzky

That said, the fact that we're even hearing about a potential sale just a few months after the two egos took over is hilarious.

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Sounds like MLSE is out looking for some cheap and meaningless prestige with a hire like this. Unless Gretzky could go to bat for the Leafs when we're hunting UFAs, it seems less than useful.

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"no proof formal talks have even taken place" - per Kipper, in regards to Gretzky

That said, the fact that we're even hearing about a potential sale just a few months after the two egos took over is hilarious.
Sale?

This isn't a potential sale.

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What does the President do exactly?
Burke talked about it being a mostly ceremonial position for him, at least in Toronto. Most of the traditional responsibilities of a team president are handled by MLSE.

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Sale?

This isn't a potential sale.
My mistake. I misread.

Was just thinking that would have been a damn quick honeymoon.

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This would be good for the leafs, UFAs would be more interested to come here, Gretz would rep the leafs logo! and its gretz ppl! do it up!

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Toronto media just spent the last 2 weeks telling us how it was bad for the team that a member of management was the face of the franchise and not a player. Now they're advocating hiring the greatest (former) hockey player ever to run the show.

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I thought the president goes to owners and asks them for money if the GM wants to sign a huge contract and other stuff like that.

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I suggested this when Burke was fired. The idea makes too much sense not to run with it.

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Toronto media just spent the last 2 weeks telling us how it was bad for the team that a member of management was the face of the franchise and not a player. Now they're advocating hiring the greatest (former) hockey player ever to run the show.
Yea but if you had any face you might as well get one who can be controlled.

Burke has so much pride. Gretzky hasnt really proven anything in the front office has he? so your bringing in someone that everyone knows. but someone who won't put there image first, before the team.

And besides as others have said, what does the president do exactly?

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