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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 long island, all hockey lovers agree that Wayne Gretzky was once the easiest hockey participant of all time. His aspect totals, his puck keep watch over, and the way within which he performed himself either off and on the ice mirrored the superior of the sport.
     you cannot speak about Gretzky with no conversing approximately his documents and achievements: 50 targets in precisely 39 video games, nine Hart Trophies, 10 artwork Ross Trophies, four Stanley Cups, 215 issues in one season, and, in fact, retiring with 2856 issues. each one checklist is a striking success by way of the game's so much impressive participant, and every could be damaged down during this ebook.
     released with Wayne Gretzky's approval and written along with his cooperation, this is often the Gretzky biography that his fanatics have so anxiously awaited. Veteran activities journalist Al Strachan has loved a very shut friendship with Gretzky for good over 25 years, and through this time Strachan has suggested on each point of his expert profession. the 2 have spent hundreds of thousands of hours speaking concerning the online game and such info as Wayne's flow to L.A., handling the 2002 Canadian Olympic crew and training in Phoenix. Their shut friendship has provided each one guy the chance to debate the sport that they either love, and during this ebook Strachan takes readers on a such a lot amazing trip and info the lifetime of Wayne Gretzky love it hasn't ever been informed.

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During the 1994 NHL lockout, there were whispers that some players might break union ranks and play for replacement teams. ” Anyone who understands hockey accepts that intimidation is part of the game. Hockey is a physical sport, and to many of us, that is one of its attractions. But unfortunately, the level of violence often exceeds reasonable bounds, and that is why Gretzky had to stay alert. It is not an exaggeration to say that if he had not done so, he would never have made it to the NHL. The injuries would have taken too great a toll.

And he always said that kids can be taught to handle pressure. “He says that he really believes that I learned it all. ” In other words, even Walter Gretzky, the world’s leading authority on the talents of Wayne Gretzky, espouses different theories at different times. Wayne himself concedes that he always loved to skate, but he was not one of those people who felt gifted the first time he was exposed to his sport. When he was learning to skate, he fell down as often as every other child who finds himself in that situation.

Don’t you try to talk me out of it, too,” he said with a smile. ) He said the decision was not based on any animosity toward the Rangers, who had offered him the opportunity to be traded to any team in the league if he preferred to continue his career elsewhere. The wear and tear, however, had become too great. He admitted he was still bothered by the injured C5 vertebra in his neck and was planning to have at least one more steroid injection in the summer because he still had trouble turning his head.

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