Just when you thought the Phoenix Coyotes' saga couldn't get any more embarrassing, it does. Wayne Gretzky announced his resignation as head coach of the Coyote's today citing his realization that, regardless of who's hands the franchise falls into, he is not part of its future. What an absolute shame this is. As a coach, Gretzky wasn't very successful. His team never made the playoffs in his four years behind the bench. However, as a mentor, owner, developer and ambassador, Gretzky was, as he's always been, first class. Though the Coyotes' never saw playoff action under Gretzky (and for some time before that), the Great One poured his heart and soul into that franchise. Identifying talent, developing players and striving, constantly, to get better. Now, many coaches in the NHL are d ...
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