Talk of Wayne Gretzky being involved in a bit to bring a National Hockey League to Seattle is premature, according to his agent, Darren Blake.
In an email to the Canadian Press (via CBC), Blake denied Gretzky's involvement: "As you can imagine prospective team owners from various franchises call frequently to gauge his interest in coming on board. Seattle is no different."
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined to comment on the report, and commissioner Gary Bettman stated the league isn't interested in expansion, meaning any prospective investors would need a team to relocate.
In typical Seattle fashion, consider this parade rained on, at least for the time being.