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 Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678680]
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As per Bob Stauffer.


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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678685 is a reply to message #678682 ]
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Only if McSorley comes too.


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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678686 is a reply to message #678682 ]
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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678687 is a reply to message #678680 ]
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Rishaug now tweeting that he's confirming Gretzky returning with in some capacity "similar to Kevin Lowe's role."

Anyone know what Lowe's role actually is? Beyond being officially not involved in hockey operations, but touring free agents around town, sitting at the draft table and generally being involved in hockey operations...



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678688 is a reply to message #678687 ]
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Similar to the senior citizens in white hats that populate the Calgary airport and say "Howdy!" when you are trudging your way to Customs?


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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678690 is a reply to message #678688 ]
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Suomalainen wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:42

Similar to the senior citizens in white hats that populate the Calgary airport and say "Howdy!" when you are trudging your way to Customs?


That dovetails well with the new wine and whisky bar he just opened in the Edmonton airport...



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678709 is a reply to message #678687 ]
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Adam wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:39

Rishaug now tweeting that he's confirming Gretzky returning with in some capacity "similar to Kevin Lowe's role."

Anyone know what Lowe's role actually is? Beyond being officially not involved in hockey operations, but touring free agents around town, sitting at the draft table and generally being involved in hockey operations...


From the @Burger_Baron account in response to Rishaug's tweet about Gretzky taking a similar role to Lowe:

"Gretzky's role is to turn a once great franchise in to a steaming pile of @#$%? Hard for Gretzky to do an encore to Lowe's magnificent job."



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678740 is a reply to message #678687 ]
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Adam wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:39

Rishaug now tweeting that he's confirming Gretzky returning with in some capacity "similar to Kevin Lowe's role."

Anyone know what Lowe's role actually is? Beyond being officially not involved in hockey operations, but touring free agents around town, sitting at the draft table and generally being involved in hockey operations...


I'll support it if Lowe joins the massive ranks of the unemployed in AB.



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678741 is a reply to message #678740 ]
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K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 15:47

Adam wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:39

Rishaug now tweeting that he's confirming Gretzky returning with in some capacity "similar to Kevin Lowe's role."

Anyone know what Lowe's role actually is? Beyond being officially not involved in hockey operations, but touring free agents around town, sitting at the draft table and generally being involved in hockey operations...


I'll support it if Lowe joins the massive ranks of the unemployed in AB.



This likely just consolidates more power for Lowe. Another friend in the ranks that the boss and media worship that has his back whenever anything is going badly. This probably makes it easier for Lowe to work his way back into hockey ops too. Gretzky can be a face for the media while Lowe can fade back more into the shadows and do whatever he wants.



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678694 is a reply to message #678680 ]
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Adam wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:24

As per Bob Stauffer.


Argh!


Great news. More cup wins in management is never a bad thing.



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678696 is a reply to message #678680 ]
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John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678697 is a reply to message #678696 ]
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jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:54

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John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.


I'm really happy for Katz. This is the jock he has been trying to sniff his whole life. He finally owns it.



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678700 is a reply to message #678696 ]
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jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:54

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John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.


That is one of the most awesome no role titles I've seen in a while.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Gets Paid to be in the General Area and Allow People to Exist Around him and the Glow of His Past Achievements and Reputation.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Makes People Feel Cool.

That said, people all over the world get paid big money to make people feel cool.

[Updated on: Wed, 12 October 2016 13:05]


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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678702 is a reply to message #678700 ]
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Magnum wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 13:00

jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:54

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John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.


That is one of the most awesome no role titles I've seen in a while.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Gets Paid to be in the General Area and Allow People to Exist Around him and the Glow of His Past Achievements and Reputation.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Makes People Feel Cool.

That said, people all over the world get paid big money to make people feel cool.

Sounds like they're putting a retainer on him so he'll show up when beckoned.

I'm fine with this move even if I think it's pointless and a sign that absolutely nothing has changed behind the scenes in Oileristan.



This is fine.

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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678704 is a reply to message #678702 ]
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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:14

Magnum wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 13:00

jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:54

Quote:

John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.


That is one of the most awesome no role titles I've seen in a while.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Gets Paid to be in the General Area and Allow People to Exist Around him and the Glow of His Past Achievements and Reputation.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Makes People Feel Cool.

That said, people all over the world get paid big money to make people feel cool.

Sounds like they're putting a retainer on him so he'll show up when beckoned.

I'm fine with this move even if I think it's pointless and a sign that absolutely nothing has changed behind the scenes in Oileristan.


Didn't 99 recently take an ambassador role with the NHL? Not really sure what that means either, but it must not pose a conflict of interest.

I think this is also just a way to ensue Katz has his full crew of bros on hand to hoist the cup with him. Just think, there will be enough of them that they could all have their own team picture at center ice with the cup!



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 Re: Wayne Gretzky to take official role with the Oiler [message #678705 is a reply to message #678704 ]
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jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 13:30

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:14

Magnum wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 13:00

jds308 wrote on Wed, 12 October 2016 12:54

Quote:

John ShannonVerified account @JSportsnet 4m4 minutes ago
Wayne Gretzky will be named Partner and Vice-Chairman of Oilers' Entertainment Group today.

Ninety-Nine returns to the Oilers!


I guess it's Katz's money, he can do what he wants with it.


That is one of the most awesome no role titles I've seen in a while.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Gets Paid to be in the General Area and Allow People to Exist Around him and the Glow of His Past Achievements and Reputation.

Partner and Vice-Chairman = Guy that Makes People Feel Cool.

That said, people all over the world get paid big money to make people feel cool.

Sounds like they're putting a retainer on him so he'll show up when beckoned.

I'm fine with this move even if I think it's pointless and a sign that absolutely nothing has changed behind the scenes in Oileristan.


Didn't 99 recently take an ambassador role with the NHL? Not really sure what that means either, but it must not pose a conflict of interest.

I think this is also just a way to ensue Katz has his full crew of bros on hand to hoist the cup with him. Just think, there will be enough of them that they could all have their own team picture at center ice with the cup!



Poor Mess. He gets stuck with a "special advisor" position while Gretzky gets to be "Partner & Vice-Chairman". When will he get the respect he deserves?



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