“Eddie Olczyk was in Pittsburgh and he wanted me to come there, but one day my phone rang and I saw that it was from Wayne Gretzky. He said to me he was going to be the coach of the Coyotes and he wanted me.”
“I always say that I went there because Mario (Pittsburgh owner Mario Lemieux) never called.”
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WORTH A SHOT
Wayne Gretzky was an inspiring player to follow each time he took the ice. Most hockey fans probably know that he was also an inspiring person off the ice, with several motivational quotes credited to his name. Gretzky's most iconic quote - "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - has been uttered in locker rooms, schools, business seminars and even in...