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Your! Call: Which NHL club is Gretzky most likely to go to?

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TSN.ca Staff
12/5/2013 1:43:38 AM
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Now that the NHL has agreed to pay Wayne Gretzky money owed to him by former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes - around $7 to $8 million - The Great One may be interested in taking a front office job somewhere in the league.

The question is, where is he most likely to go?

An obvious choice is the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky won four Stanley Cups with the Oilers from 1979-1988 before “the trade” sent him packing to sunny California to play with the Los Angeles Kings. Reuniting with Edmonton, a team that's struggled for a few years now, might be a match made in heaven.

On the other hand, already having reached the peak of the sport numerous times in Edmonton, No. 99 might decide to stay close to his hometown.

The Brantford, Ont. native was rumoured to be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer. Being part of the group trying to bring the Cup back to Ontario's capital for the first time in 46 years might be too hard to resist. Tim Leiweke, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has already made some big statements since taking over the job this past summer and hiring Gretzky would definitely make a splash.

TSN Hockey Insider, Darren Dreger, thinks Gretzky would be willing to listen if the Leafs engaged him in conservation about joining MLSE.

Then there's the big stage and intrigue of the Big Apple, working with the New York Rangers. Gretzky retired as a member of the Rangers in 1999 and going back might be in the cards.

Los Angeles - another former team - could also be an option. His family, including his celebrity daughter Paulina, lives there; which could be a factor.  

Gretzky attended a Washington Capitals game last month, sitting with billionaire owner Ted Leonsis. Gretzky has no ties with the team, but with Leonsis having very deep pockets, money might be an intriguing factor.

With the Phoenix Coyotes now having stable ownership, the familiarity of the organization might interest The Great One who coached there from 2005-2009.
    
Maybe he'll decide to go somewhere no one expects, or maybe, he'll continue to enjoy retired life and spend time with his family.

So we ask: Which NHL club is Wayne Gretzky most likely to go to? As always, it's Your! Call.

Wayne Gretzky (Photo: HHOF-IIHF/Images on Ice)

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(Photo: HHOF-IIHF/Images on Ice)
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