To Coach or not to Coach…

According to a news release by, sources are inclined to think that Gretzky might not coach this seson due to the length of time it has taken to either accept or reject the coaching job. GM Barnett said he has a backup plan if Gretzky decides not to coach. Some possible candidates are interim head coach from 03-04 Rick Bowness, Phoenix fan favorite Rick Tocchet (my pick), Barry Smith, or former Red Wing coach Dave Lewis.

Gretzky is to meet with owner Ellman on Monday and a decision could come as early as Tuesday.

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