On a day the Phoenix Coyotes announced an ownership change, head coach Wayne Gretzky Thursday remained non-committal about returning for a second season behind the bench.
After the Coyotes’ season ends Sunday, Gretzky plans to play in a charity golf tournament in South Carolina and then attend the International Azalea Festival April 24-30 in Norfolk, Va., where his daughter, Paulina, will be the queen.
“I’ll make a decision some time after that,” Gretzky said. “Sooner is better for everybody. It’s better for me, it’s better for the organization.”
Sudbury Wolvesâ€™ defenceman Marc Staal, who signed a contract with the New York Rangers after being drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft, will join the Rangers in the next few days.
Coach praises GagneÂ’s defense
This has been billed as Simon GagneÂ’s breakthrough season on offense, and he hasnÂ’t disappointed with a career-high 45 goals and counting.