Could the Great one go behind the bench?

Would Gretzky cosider going behind the bench to coach the Yotes?

Through out his career he’s won every award there is to be won by a forward , A couple of times. 4 Stanley Cups , Olympic Gold , World cup, Canada cup etc……….

The One thing that is Missing is a Stanley cup Away from the Oilers. Behind the bench is the closes place to do it out side of being a player.


The Great one would be directly involved with Hockey again. Yeah! To show the world That he is the true empire to Hockey . He might even have to get his suites altered so he can tuck it in


He would actuly put his reputaion on the line this time. ( I could have been the GM of team Canada)If the Yotes did hire him to coach and they did win the cup . Don’t expect any of the players to touch it before he gets a chance to do the first lap.


What Happens When a kid who never seen him play! Decides that he is not going to play for him .(LIKE THAT PUKE COMRIE) even though he has seen him play . Does he have to call on Semenko (assitent coach ) To teach him a lession or Kurri (the other assitant coach) to pop in a video tape er…DVD of the 80’s

This is hudge For Gretzky’s reputation He will now be accountable for his actions, and not be able to hide behind Barnett ( The guy who makes the decision on paper) and his Team Canada rants “us against the world stuff “.


I could have wrote about Chelios Comments(Gretz for Commish) but that would’ve ended up with a bunch of CBA talk.F@#k That

What do you guys think ?

Bubbles out………..

7 Responses to Could the Great one go behind the bench?

  1. greatlife15 says:

    You are right that if he does come back and blunders the Yotes season (they somehow manage to blunder it themselves dont they?), it could put a scar on his reputation as the greatest player of hockey. But what I said is he is the greatest PLAYER, if he messes up as coach, would that be bad for his player rep? Maybe and maybe not!

  2. 19Yzerman says:

    He would have to BET ON HOCKEY for that to happen.LOL

  3. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Gretz didn’t win the World Cup or Olympic gold. They were won as Executive Director, and was not a forward there.

  4. trailerparkboys says:

    He might not of won them as a player but he still showed the spirit of kid! winning for the first time.

  5. greatlife15 says:

    The Pete Rose of Hockey! Oh the day that happens! I can just imagine all my Canadian brethren running onto the street in their insulating underwear throwing beaver skins and hockey pucks. “Wayne Gretzky bet on hockey eh? What’s up with that eh?” LOL, that would be the day.

  6. 19Yzerman says:

    Well I thought you might get a kick out of that silly notion. The thing is that Pete Rose was not the most skilled player on the field when he played. But, played with so much heart and determination that he excelled in a sport that had better players then he. He bet on his team to win so where is the problem with that? He certainly didn’t throw games and bet on his team to lose. Banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame. When I was a kid he was the guy every little league kid wanted to be. So you see Gretzky will always be known as”The Great One” and forever etched into hockey history is his legace. Not even the most disgraceful career as a Owner/Manager/Coach/GM or what ever could change that.

  7. greatlife15 says:

    You are right, Pete Rose excelled in his time even though he wasn’t the best,BUT, he doesn’t have 4000+hits just from heart and determination. You might be right that even though the most dismal Owner/Manager/Coach/GM career wouldn’t hurt Gretzky’s on hockey persona, it may lead to assumptions by SOME not all that hey may not have overwhelming leadership qualities. Yes, he does make the people around him better on the ice but would that transfer over to behind the bench? We will have to wait and see.

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