Gretzky Next Maple Leafs President?
Rumours of Wane Gretzky potentially being in the running for the role of President of the Toronto Maple Leafs began to circulate on Tuesday evening, with some reports even stating that discussions within Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment regarding Gretzky have already taken place.
Can definitively say preliminary discussionswithin MLSE have taken place. "@fadoobobcat: Gretzky next Prez. of the Leafs? There is a buzz"— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 22, 2013
But before Leafs fans could get too crazy, hockey insider Bob McKenzie downplayed any "tangible" Gretzky talks have taken place.
TML presidency one of few jobs in hockey 99 would seriously consider but no direct contact between MLSE and Gretzky camp has been made.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 22, 2013
There likely was informal 3rd party inquiries - after Bell/Rogers took over Aug but none in last 2 months - and perhaps internal MLSE talks.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 22, 2013
Bottom line for me: Gretzky would be all ears if MLSE wants to go down that road but nothing tangible with MLSE seems to have taken place.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 22, 2013
While McKenzie certainly slows the rumour mill down when it comes to Gretzky and Toronto, Leafs fans may still see things in a different light...