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Report: Wayne Gretzky, investors trying to bring NHL team to Seattle

Former NHL player, Wayne Gretzky, right with his wife Janet, left, smile before speaking about the Dodger Stadium upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game in Los Angeles, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. An ice skating rink is being built for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series Los Angeles game between the Kings and Ducks at Dodger Stadium Jan. 25.

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Wayne Gretzky is reportedly in the hunt to bring an NHL team to Seattle.

The New York Post is reporting that Gretzky's group of investors is one of three working on a deal to bring either a new or existing franchise to Seattle.

A new team would also need a place to play, which doesn't exist in Seattle.

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Hedge fund manager Chris Hansen had plans to build an arena but only if he could have an NBA team as a tenant.

Those plans fell apart when Hansen failed to purchase the Sacramento Kings and his partner, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, dropped out after his tentative purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has also said the league isn't interested in expansion.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined to comment when contacted by The Canadian Press.

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