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Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars??

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1Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:56 pm

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Wayne Gretzky is reportedly interesting in purchasing the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars.

According to the Dallas Observer, The Great One, Hall of Famer Brett Hull and current Stars alternative captain Mike Modano are joining forces in an attempt to buy the club from owner Tom Hicks.

“It's nothing formal, as if they're about to sign on the dotted line,'' the Observer quotes a source as saying. “But it's gone past kicking the tires. This could happen.''

Hull currently serves as the Stars' executive vice-president. Gretzky, who holds nearly every NHL scoring record, recently sold his minority stake in the Phoenix Coyotes and resigned as the team's head coach.

Hicks has reportedly said he is willing to sell his majority stake in the Stars and has hired Galatioto Sports Partners in an attempt to do so.

Hicks owns shares in English Premier League giant Liverpool and Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers.

The Stars moved from Minnesota in 1993. They had been known as the Minnesota North Stars since joining the league in 1967.

The Observer also said that any Stars sale would not get underway until Hicks is able to complete the Rangers sale to owner Chuck Greenberg. That deal is expected to be finalized later this month.

Canwest News Service

2Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:57 pm

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With Modano and Brett Hull. Interesting.

3Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:04 pm

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Brett Hull is spear-heading this charge. That's great!

4Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:12 pm

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Dreger tweeted that Modano had no idea about this.

5Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:19 pm

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It's the first I hear about it, I had no idea they were even for sale.

6Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:20 pm

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From TSN

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.

7Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? Empty Re: Wayne Gretzky to buy Dallas Stars?? on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:31 pm

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PKC wrote:Dreger tweeted that Modano had no idea about this.

Oh man... Facepalm

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