Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/28/11
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 will skate for the Blueshirts. But the recent speculation had centered on a bigger name: Wayne Gretzky, who finished his career with the Rangers and had previously skated in an outdoor exhibition game at the first Heritage Classic. The logic: That the Winter Classic would be a prime opportunity for the NHL and Gretzky to make amends after "shoddy" treatment of The Great One when his tenure with the Phoenix Coyotes ended. Alas, there will be no Wayne Gretzky skating with Mess and taking faceoffs against Lindros at Citizens Bank Park. From Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Great One told ESPN.com via text that he doesn't think ...
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