It turns out that Gretzky may not have had prior knowledge of bets placed by his wife in the gambling ring run by his asst. coach. At least that’s what some interpretations of when that wiretapped conversation took place. See the OWO post “Wiretaps Confirm Gretzky Timeline” for links to relevant AP stories. Either way, I’d find it hard to believe that he didn’t know that his wife was shoveling money down Tocchet’s gullet.