Is the "Great One" about to get back in the game?
It appears as though Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is attempting to put together a group to purchase the Dallas Stars from owner Tom Hicks. According to a published report in the Dallas Observer, Hull is attempting to bring Wayne Gretzky and Mike Modano on board.
"It's nothing formal, as if they're about to sign on the dotted line," a source told the Observer. "But it's gone past kicking the tires. This could happen."
While the Observer is reporting that the deal is possible, at least one of the potential owners mentioned was unaware of any looming transaction.
"I haven't spoken to Gretzky about any possible ownership situation," Modano told the Stars' PR. "I don't know anything about this."
In addition sources tell TSN that Hull has spoken to Gretzky about the possible sale, however the two have not communicated on the subject for more than six weeks.
Gretzky recently sold his minority stake in the Phoenix Coyotes when the NHL purchased the franchise following the team's bankruptcy re-organization and stepped down as the team's head coach.
Meanwhile Hull is the Stars' executive vice president while Modano, who recently returned from an appendectomy, is the Stars' franchise leader in virtually every offensive category and helped the team capture the lone Stanley Cup in franchise history in 1999.