Found October 28, 2011 on
Those hoping for a glimpse of Wayne Gretzky back on the ice will have to keep hoping, unfortunately. The Great One has declined to participate in the 2012 Winter Classic alumni game, according to ESPN. Gretzky texted that he will "be with his family for the holidays," continuing, "[fans] don't need to see a 50-year-old slow guy out there!" Judging by the love Mario Lemieux (and his hat) got last year playing in the Classic at Heinz Field, you would think that's exactly what fans would want to see. But you wouldn't find many people out there ready to call...
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It looks like the New York Rangers will have to head to the NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game without the greatest player in National Hockey League History. Wayne Gretzky has told ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun in a text message that he doesn’t think he will be at the game and in a Blueshirt. “No, I’ll be [...]
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When it comes to the New York Rangers alumni game there are the expected
inclusions of Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter and Adam Grave. Beyond
that the biggest hope for some has been that Wayne Gretzky would lace them up
in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com
Wayne Gretzky told him the following via text…...
There's been so much focus on the Philadelphia Flyers' side of the Winter Classic alumni game — Eric Lindros and a potential Legion of Doom reunion, the possibility of Bobby Clarke and other Bullies in the game — that the New York Rangers' roster has been somewhat overshadowed.
One anticipates that players like Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter and Adam Graves...
While the Philadelphia Flyers stock up on names like Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach only time will tell what the New York Rangers have in store for their fans when it comes to the Alumni Game during the Winter Classic. Of course you will see Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Brian Leetch [...]
… of course with the likes of Adam Graves, Wayne Gretzky , Tony Amonte, Ron Duguay, Rod Gilbert, and others waiting on the bench for their turn. Who would you pick for your starters and/or lines for the New York Rangers Alumni Team? Send it in to us via our contact form or write us [...]