By Al Strachan
No matter if donning his Edmonton oil-drop, the black and silver colors of L.A., or the well-known Rangers sweater from big apple, all hockey enthusiasts agree that Wayne Gretzky was once the easiest hockey participant of all time. His element totals, his puck keep an eye on, and the way within which he performed himself either off and on the ice mirrored some of the best of the sport.
you cannot speak about Gretzky with out conversing approximately his documents and achievements: 50 ambitions in precisely 39 video games, nine Hart Trophies, 10 paintings Ross Trophies, four Stanley Cups, 215 issues in one season, and, after all, retiring with 2856 issues. every one checklist is a outstanding fulfillment via the game's such a lot striking participant, and every might be damaged down during this booklet.
released with Wayne Gretzky's approval and written along with his cooperation, this can be the Gretzky biography that his enthusiasts have so anxiously awaited. Veteran activities journalist Al Strachan has loved an incredibly shut friendship with Gretzky for good over 25 years, and through this time Strachan has said on each element of his specialist occupation. the 2 have spent millions of hours conversing in regards to the online game and such info as Wayne's circulate to L.A., handling the 2002 Canadian Olympic staff and training in Phoenix. Their shut friendship has provided every one guy the chance to debate the sport that they either love, and during this e-book Strachan takes readers on a such a lot striking trip and info the lifetime of Wayne Gretzky love it hasn't ever been advised.
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He’s got a daughter who was about to give birth in Edmonton,” Gretzky said. ’ “Maybe when I was younger, I might have got that winner for him. ” Even so, he admitted, “It’s going to kill me not to play. But time does something to you, and it’s time. I feel really confident about my decision. ” Much later—in 2008, to be exact—Gretzky revealed that the day of his retirement was his greatest day in hockey. My friend Scott Morrison was writing a book in which players talked about their greatest days in hockey, and Gretzky was making a business swing through southern Ontario.
Even so, he admitted, “It’s going to kill me not to play. But time does something to you, and it’s time. I feel really confident about my decision. ” Much later—in 2008, to be exact—Gretzky revealed that the day of his retirement was his greatest day in hockey. My friend Scott Morrison was writing a book in which players talked about their greatest days in hockey, and Gretzky was making a business swing through southern Ontario. One of the stops was at a golf course that was hosting the tournament he sponsored, and he suggested Morrison and I meet him for lunch.
The next day, I teased him about it. When you’re Wayne Gretzky, most people, with the exception of most of your teammates, treat you like royalty. To have someone make fun of you, however lightly, opens a new door in the relationship. You can get angry and slam that door, or you can laugh and go marching through it. Gretzky opted for the latter. Face to face, I have often made fun of him. He makes fun of himself. ” But I never made fun of him in print. I have always considered him to be the greatest player in hockey history.
99: Gretzky: His Game, His Story by Al Strachan