Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Gretzky denies Maple Leafs rumors

Wednesday, 01.23.2013 / 4:48 PM / News
Share with your Friends


Gretzky denies Maple Leafs rumors
Wayne Gretzky denies Toronto Maple Leafs rumors.

Wayne Gretzky said there was no truth to the rumor that he will be named the next president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

During an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada Radio, Gretzky denied any validity to news that he was in line for any job with the Leafs.

"It was news to me," Gretzky said.

Gretzky has not worked in the NHL since Sept. 24, 2009, when he resigned after three seasons as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The NHL's all-time leading scorer added that the only team he has had any discussions with is the Los Angeles Kings.

"I've spent a lot of time with people in the [Maple Leafs] organization, but not one time has there even been any direct contact," Gretzky said. "Really, the only team I've talked to about being involved is [general manager] Dean Lombardi and the L.A. Kings."

Quote of the Day

I just think about how much it hurts. The feelings aren't going to go away, probably never. It's just something that sticks with you for a long time.

— San Jose forward Logan Couture to The Canadian Press on the Sharks' first-round loss to the Kings after taking a 3-0 series lead