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Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:18 am

How could he not?????:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2324402
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?id=2324030

Doesn't look good for The Great One.

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:26 am

It's interesting how the gov't can release snippets of "evidence" to support their case before any court action has even been scheduled. If this whole thing is found to be an error or mistake, or even totally accurate, people's lives have been destroyed in the court of public opinion. What if the wiretaps that purportedly implicate Gretzky also contain the words "WTF are you talking about?"and are conveniently left out of the press releases?
 
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:35 am

Ya, when this first came out, Gretzky was asked a question about his wife's' involvement and his answer was to the effect..."I don't know anything, why don't you ask her?"..and said with a smile to boot.

I thought that a very strange comment to make. This is his wife they are asking about,.... a very serious allegation. Deflect the question, avoid it......"no comment"...sheeesh

$500,000 possibly bet?...if so, he would have to have some knowledge that this was going on...common. He's a smart guy.

I'd like to know of the other players involved. And why name Gretzky's wife and not others?.....i have a silly theory.

It was done to throw off the Canadian Olympic hockey team. Gretzky is the head of the team, Tocchet is Canadian.....The American's really want to win. We know they have no chance of winning even with the Canadians in the middle of a controversy, but they just want every advantage to place higher than them. I also blame G.W.B. for theses actions.  Wink
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:48 am

Gretzky's first response to questions about his wife's involvement (and they've been married for nearly 20 years) was to express surprise and tell reporters they'll have to ask Janet.

The normal response, if you don't know what's going on, would be to say something like "that's preposterous, my wife would never do that." Later, you can express shock and disappointment. I think the Great one has already telegraphed, in that first response, that he had some knowledge of this. It doesn't help that Tocchet is a good friend as well as assistance coach.

I know Gretzky has millions, but if the $500,000 figure is correct he'd have to be aware of that much money disapearing from an account over a couple of months. It's not exactly mad money.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:22 am

As long as they never bet on hockey who cares..

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:59 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):
As long as they never bet on hockey who cares..

I personally don't care. But the government does....so there's your answer.  smile 
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:10 am

.....and since there's a New Jersey cop involved I wonder if this goes a little deeper than the NHL, say like, the underworld.

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):
As long as they never bet on hockey who cares.

Well, with alleged ties to organized crime, the potential for influencing the outcomes of other sporting events certainly is there. Consider the absolutely shoddy refereeing in the Super Bowl and that Janet Jones Gretzky allegedly bet $75,000 on it.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:09 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
Consider the absolutely shoddy refereeing in the Super Bowl

Hey, the NFL brass have made statements that "Not a single call was missed"

 rotfl 

I''m still laughing.....

Wiretaps with Waynes voice, the mob, big bucks. Man i bet somebody is gonna make some money on a book deal.  Wink
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:43 am

Isn't the American way, you're innocent until proven gulity. I suppose in a marriage with the wealth that Wayne has, its possible he didn't know what his wife was doing? I'm sure he has a professional money manager that handles in affairs, and since now he is a head coach, I guessing he is gone quite a bit, and how would he know if she gamble while he was got, although the Coyotes were home the week prior to the Super Bowl in which "not a single call was missed."
 
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:58 am

He's Teflon...nothing will stick to him. He's avoided scandal his entire life.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:01 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
I suppose in a marriage with the wealth that Wayne has

uhhh..... Janet Jones isn't a poor son of a gun exactly. She could've had her own checking and own money behind Wayne's back. No one knows the story yet, so wait.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 11):
Janet Jones isn't a poor son of a gun exactly

I'm sure the Police Acadamy film and Beastmaster film paid very well.  Wink

Quoting Piercey (Reply 11):
No one knows the story yet, so wait

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
Isn't the American way, you're innocent until proven gulity.

Of course. No one here seems to be villifying anyone. We're just speculating on the news we've heard. No matter what, it's certainly not what the NHL needs after finally getting through a labor dispute, having a sucessful season, and having it blown up right before a two-week layoff for the Olympics so everyone can talk about it.

Anyone wonder if it was a coincidence that the allegations were announced right after the Superbowl? This is big shit, and heads will roll, IMO.

And Aircop: notice the words I used in my short previous post.

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
alleged ties



Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
potential for influencing



Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
allegedly bet

Sounds innocent until proven guilty to me.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:59 am

BTW - its GAMING. Gaming is entertainment. Gambling is an addiction.

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:24 am

Logan22L sorry you have such a thin skin; I was just adding my two cents and not responding to anyone.

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 13):
And Aircop: notice the words I used in my short previous post.
 
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:33 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
I'd like to know of the other players involved

Well, among many, Travis Green (former leaf; ironically, a poker star), Jeremy Roenick (ex-Flyer), John LeClair (Flyer, I believe).

Those are just the notables, anyways.

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 15):
Logan22L sorry you have such a thin skin

Less thin skin, more short temper.  Wink
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:09 am

Seriously, who cares what they bet on, its their money, let them do what they please.

I blame this whole thing on the Americans who love to see their best fall into a scandal like this. You are all just pissed that we won the Gold Medal in hockey in Salt Lake.

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 18):
Seriously, who cares what they bet on, its their money, let them do what they please.

I'm looking for some common sense here, and I'm just not finding it.

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 18):
I blame this whole thing on the Americans who love to see their best fall into a scandal like this.

Gretzky and Tocchet are Canadian. Your point?
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 19):
Gretzky and Tocchet are Canadian.

Canadian-BORN. However, they are legally American citizens.

Wow, just the thought of the "Great-One" losing his enormous reputation...mind-boggling!

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:50 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 19):
Gretzky and Tocchet are Canadian. Your point?

Yes they are Canadians, but they live and work in America. This is in general as down south, you like your scandals and celebrity gossip.

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 19):
I'm looking for some common sense here, and I'm just not finding it.

Oh please. Who cares what they do, they aren't harming anyone. Besides, Wayne has nothing to do with this anyways.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:37 am

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 18):
You are all just pissed that we won the Gold Medal in hockey in Salt Lake.

We got over that after about ten minutes. On the other hand, the Russians are still pissed that we won in 1980. Besides, we had other national hockey issues at at the time: ie Chelios, etc. after they got through trashing their SLC housing..... rotfl .

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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:19 am

It just does not seem logical that JJ could have bet large sums without Wayne's knowledge. All their wealth is his -- she has no appreciable assets of her own. Unless he gave her several million to play with, along with no questions. Which is unlikely. Or is it? She does not strike me as a sports nut who would feel confident to make her own sports betting decisions.

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 20):
just the thought of the "Great-One" losing his enormous reputation...mind-boggling!

Not to me. He's just a hockey player with mediocre intelligence, and far too much cash. Combine that with an airhead actress wife and scandal will rear its head (the only surprise is that it took until 2006 to happen).  sarcastic 

He should stay home from the Olympics. He's lost the high moral ground to appear there.
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RE: Gretzky Knew Of Wife's Gambling?!

Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 21):
Wayne has nothing to do with this anyways

Is that what he told you?
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