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#1 laughedatbytime

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:43 PM

The first premier athlete that was close to my age.  Now he's 60.   :(

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:53 PM

The Great One! Still seems weird he never one another Cup after being traded from Edmonton (I hoped he'd bring one to St. Louis! -- That was surreal, seeing Gretzky in a Blues jersey).

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 05:04 PM

He's the reason the Hawks have six Cups and not nine.  :moon:

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 06:54 PM

This recent interview Gretzky did in 2016 was informative.



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 10:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Great One!

I saw him play the Colorado Rockies when we lived in Colorado (lol).  It was a great game, Lanny McDonald played for the Rockies back then as well and was always fun to watch.

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 07:25 AM

"Happy 60th Birthday, Wayne".  During his playing hockey years, he is, and or was the best, or one of them.  Hopefully, he is keeping really well.

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:17 AM

Wow that is old!  How did that happen???  Wait a minute...I turn 60 this year also....

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 10:23 AM

I am by no means a knowledgeable person when it comes to hockey and I don't watch that much of it. However, I do remember watching him at his peak in Edmonton several times and thinking to myself "geez, he looks like a man playing against boys". It was just so obvious that he was that much better than everybody else on the ice.

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 12:46 PM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 27 January 2021 - 10:23 AM, said:

I am by no means a knowledgeable person when it comes to hockey and I don't watch that much of it. However, I do remember watching him at his peak in Edmonton several times and thinking to myself "geez, he looks like a man playing against boys". It was just so obvious that he was that much better than everybody else on the ice.

I realize the comparison is maybe not useful, but in his last full season of pee-wee hockey he scored 378 goals. He was always a man among boys, even when he was a boy!

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 01:32 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 27 January 2021 - 12:46 PM, said:

View Postdriventotheedge, on 27 January 2021 - 10:23 AM, said:

I am by no means a knowledgeable person when it comes to hockey and I don't watch that much of it. However, I do remember watching him at his peak in Edmonton several times and thinking to myself "geez, he looks like a man playing against boys". It was just so obvious that he was that much better than everybody else on the ice.

I realize the comparison is maybe not useful, but in his last full season of pee-wee hockey he scored 378 goals. He was always a man among boys, even when he was a boy!
Who was he playing against, the Long John Silver Impersonators?

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:32 AM

Loved the video the NHL posted for him.
Even if he never had scored any goals, he still will hold the record for assists for a long time.  In 1982, 50 goals in 39 games, that's just unbelievable.

I was so sad that Montreal stole the Cup in 1993, I so wanted him to get another Cup.  I got to see him when he became the coach for Phoenix, our local team was their farm club in  2004. He was here along with the Stanley Cup, that was a great day. :D

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 09:38 AM

View PostRhyta, on 28 January 2021 - 05:32 AM, said:

Loved the video the NHL posted for him.
Even if he never had scored any goals, he still will hold the record for assists for a long time.  In 1982, 50 goals in 39 games, that's just unbelievable.

I was so sad that Montreal stole the Cup in 1993, I so wanted him to get another Cup.  I got to see him when he became the coach for Phoenix, our local team was their farm club in  2004. He was here along with the Stanley Cup, that was a great day. :D
You're getting a demerit, Rhyta. :tsk:  Savard finally got his Cup in 1993.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 01:39 AM

View Postblackhawkrush, on 28 January 2021 - 09:38 AM, said:

View PostRhyta, on 28 January 2021 - 05:32 AM, said:

Loved the video the NHL posted for him.
Even if he never had scored any goals, he still will hold the record for assists for a long time.  In 1982, 50 goals in 39 games, that's just unbelievable.

I was so sad that Montreal stole the Cup in 1993, I so wanted him to get another Cup.  I got to see him when he became the coach for Phoenix, our local team was their farm club in  2004. He was here along with the Stanley Cup, that was a great day. :D
You're getting a demerit, Rhyta. :tsk:  Savard finally got his Cup in 1993.

That's a consolation perhaps, Mr. Spin-a-rama was a good player, afraid Chicago wasn't on my radar then.  Just thought the Montreal coach was a jerk but at least the Habs haven't been Cup contenders since then :P.  It was Marty McSorehead that really lost the Cup for them :16ton:

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 12:53 PM

Happy 60th  Birthday Wayne . Love you !

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