Found August 09, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! Although I regularly write about the world surrounding the Detroit Red Wings for Hockeybuzz, it is common knowledge amongst most of the regular readers of my blog that I remain a loyal fan to the Edmonton Oilers. The love for the Oilers was born due to my infatuation with one player in particular, #99 Wayne Gretzky. I recall a picture of me being fortu...

Red Wings afternoon news: on Ian White and points of ‘exciting’ emphasis

I spend a significant amount of time reading foreign-language news websites in the summer, and finding's Kenneth Fahlberg's interview with Henrik Zetterberg was the start of a two-parter of sorts: At the other end of the "importance to the Red Wings going forward" spectrum: Sportbox points us toward a report from which states that Avangard Omsk...

Wayne Gretzky Was Babysitting Robin Thicke When He Was Traded To L.A.

The news of Wayne Gretzky being traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the L.A. Kings in 1988 turned the hockey world upside down, and no one was more shocked than Wayne himself. Have you ever wondered what he was doing the very moment that he found out? We’ll bet you didn’t think he was babysitting an 11-year old Robin Thicke. Gretzky was housesitting for Growing Pains star and...

JJ from Kansas offers the Red Wings’ version of Puck Daddy’s “National Hockey League of Nations”

Winging it in Motown's JJ from Kansas posited the Detroit Red Wings version of Puck Daddy's "National Hockey League of Nations" article, attempting to pick the best Red Wings player from each and every one of the countries which have produced Red Wings players, and if we're going with "most naturally talented," I can't disagree with his pick for...

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...

Red Wings overnight report: World Junior prospect news, on Alfredsson, alumni and Kronwall

Normally I spend a pretty decent amount of time choosing the order of stories I place in my digest posts--in fact, I think that crafting some sort of narrative flow is essential to what I do--so I want to state for the record that this entry's going to be particularly "clunky" because I'm getting up at what the ass crack of dawn by my standards, and as such, I&...

Richard Cloutier: The Gretzky Thing

I hate blogs like this and I have no idea why I'm writing one. The Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky, or something, 25 years ago. Why people get excited about 25th anniversaries more than, let's say, the 24th or 26th anniversary is something I'll never understand. Actually, the whole concept of recognizing any anniversary of any sort has never made sense to me, because the...

Wayne Gretzky wears a Panama hat while standing near a plane with Alan Thicke

There has been quite a bit of coverage lately about how Wayne Gretzky once baby-sat Robin Thicke while house sitting for Alan Thicke. It's all very Canadian. What ISN'T Canadian, however, is the Great One's hat.  And this has been "Wayne Gretzky wears a Panama hat while standing near a plane with Alan Thicke"

The most important ‘Where are they now?’ article from the Gretzky trade maelstrom involves Gretzky

We worked very, very, very hard to only offer the tip-top-best of the enormous amount of "25th anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky trade" articles/multimedia/blather/etc. over the past week, but I'm quite happy to post this article, because the Edmonton Sun's Terry Jones plain old interviewed Gretzky to ask how his life's going, and Gretzky sans hockey = a happy...

The Best Players

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey, In The Cult rankings, six players were given “top player points” for each NHL year, with the points going to three forwards, two defencemen and one goalie. A player earned three points in a season if he finished first in MVP voting. So Wayne Gretzky, with his nine Hart Trophies, earned 27 of his 37 top player points in that...

This ESPN ‘Which player was better in their prime’ contest compares goaltending contemporaries

ESPN's Paul Grant's made some...Interesting..."Who was better in their prime?" choices in pitting Wendel Clark against David Clarkson and then Wayne Gretzky versus Sidney Crosby, but today, he at least offers a pair of players who were contemporaries at one time in Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy: Continue reading "This ESPN ‘Which player was better in their...
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