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Gretzky: "I have as much fun coaching as I did playing"

Updated: December 17, 2008, 4:02 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- In November, Phoenix Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky caused a minor kerfuffle when he made rookie center Kyle Turris a healthy scratch for a game in Vancouver.

It was Turris' first NHL visit to his hometown, and he had bought 150 tickets for family and friends. Needless to say, playing in that game would have been a big deal for the third overall pick of the 2007 draft.

But the Coyotes had won their previous game against Calgary, and Gretzky didn't want to alter ...

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