9:47AM: Last Friday on TSN Radio, Darren Dreger said that he would consider Gretzky a long shot at best and that when the Rangers position became available he asked Gretzky if he should be included on a list of candidates and got a response saying "no thanks, but nice that you asked."
Dreger adds "there is a difference between wanting your name on a list and actually wanting a job."
6/2/13: 8:34AM: Yesterday, in the NY Post, Larry Brooks wrote that Wayne Gretzky would "covet" the chance to return to NY and to the NHL as coach of the Rangers but that there is also a sensitivity in going up against Mark Messier for the position.
Brooks says that Gretzky wants to return to the NHL in a meaningful way.
Katie Strang, at ESPN NY, spoke with someone close to the situation who questioned how much Gretzky really wants the position, "I don't believe Wayne is seriously interested in coaching in New York. He has a long relationship with Glen and with the owner. He would've reached out directly to them if this was something he really was interested in pursuing."
Elliotte Friedman, last night on HNIC, and the NY Post both say that there has been no direct contact between the Rangers and Gretzky yet.
Larry Brooks wrote this morning in the NY Post neither Mark Messier or Gretzky is interested in a pubic battle that puts the two against each other.
THIS SECTION is about Gretzky and the head coaching position.
Adam Rotter: Wayne Gretzky spent four years as a head coach, he wasn't very successful, but at least, when compared to Mark Messier, he has experience in the day to day grid of being a coach. I don't know if he is the right choice or the answer at head coach, but I am in favor of seeing Gretzky return to the Rangers in some sort of capacity.