Found November 25, 2011 on ESPN:
PLAYERS: Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky made it official Friday in a text exchange with He won't be playing in the Winter Classic alumni game.

Gretzky Grudge Reason for Alumni Game No Show?

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that he's not surprised that Wayne Gretzky is not participating in the Winter Classic alumni game as the NHL has effectively done nothing to help him get the $8 to $9 million he is owed by the Phoenix ownership that went bankrupt.Brooks wonders why anyone would have expected "The Great One" to allow the NHL to use his name to...

Gretzky won't play in Winter Classic Alumni Game

Wayne Gretzky mulled a return to the ice - and then thought better of it. Gretzky texted and detailed that he would not be participating in the Winter Classic Alumni Game. The Hall of Famer was placed with the way New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather reached out to him, but told that he intended to keep his holiday plans with his family. The alumni game...

The NHL and Wayne’s World remain mutually exclusive destinations

If there’s a more glaring absence in the hockey media world than that of Pierre LeBrun’s empty seat on every Satellite Hotstove segment on Hockey Night in Canada. As he’s now working for TSN, LeBrun doles out his nuggets of wisdom on Friday evening, and while he offers intriguing tidbits about Blues forward David Perron’s recovery from a concussion, the Flames’ acquisition...

Rangers Alumni Game Roster Announced

The full Alumni Game rosters for both the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers have been announced, and the Rangers roster includes the names you would expect. There are five members on the 1994 Stanley Cup team on the roster, but then there are some pretty cool names that surprised me. Darren Turcotte is on the roster, as is Dan Blackburn. Perhaps the coolest surprise to...

Great Teams of NHL History

On this Thanksgiving it's time to give thanks for the Greatest Teams in National Hockey League history:(1) 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers ~ finished first in the NHL with a 49-20-11 record on their way to winning a 2nd straight Stanley Cup. The team, led by Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier were just beginning their dominance. Could score at will.(2) 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens...
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