The 'Meet the kid who is playing alongside The Kid' quiz

If you look at the NHL's scoring leaders throughout the playoffs up to this point, you'll see quite a few Penguins. Of course, Sid and Geno are up there, as is Phil Kessel. But so is Jake Guentzel. And who is Jake Guentzel exactly? Just the 22-year-old Pens rookie who is, somehow, the current leading goal scorer in the postseason. A third-round selection out of the hockey hotbed...
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NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky has fitting reaction to Ducks beating his Oilers in OT (VIDEO)

The Edmonton Oilers saw a 2-0 series lead slip away on Wednesday night, as they fell to the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Place in overtime, 4-3. Edmonton jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and seemed to have a strangehold on the series, but then the Ryan Getzlaf show began. He scored or assisted on all four goals (two goals, two assists), and the Ducks stole the momentum and evened the series...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixteen NHL goalies that carried their teams to the Stanley Cup Final

Big goals are the big standouts when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But to make it all the way to the Final, it also takes an out-of-this-world performance from the player between the pipes. And sometimes, the goaltender ends up being the leader of a championship run. Here are 16 netminders who carried their teams to the Stanley Cup Final.
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for our WBC championship hangover to wear off. Happy birthday to Jason Kidd, Mark Buehrle, Kyrie Irving and  Maurice Jones-Drew. On this date in 1994 Wayne Gretzky scored his 802th goal breaking Gordie Howe...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky will appear on The Simpsons in December

The greatest hockey player to ever skate in the NHL will be making an appearance on The Simpsons in early December. Wayne Gretzky is scheduled to guest star on the longest-running American sitcom on December 4th in an episode that’s titled The Last Traction Hero. Gretzky’s appearance, which will take place in episode 605 of the show’s incredible run, hasn’t been fully detailed...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wayne Gretzky tells the hilarious story of his secret Hall of Fame visit

Wayne Gretzky’s name is littered throughout the NHL record books and his accomplishments are well recorded and praised at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. You’d think that after all of the games and records that Gretzky might be tired of the hockey scene and would have no interest visiting the Hall of Fame. You’d be wrong. Interested in visiting with his son, Gretzky wore...
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September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for record-high $465,000

When I was younger, I had a baseball card collection. My best friend did too, and it branched out into football. Just about everyone I knew had a baseball card collection, but there was one kid in my neighborhood who went against the grain and focused his attention on hockey trading cards. Silly, right? Well, maybe he wasn’t so crazy after all, because he could very well have a...
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August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks NHL should retire Gordie Howe’s No. 9 league-wide

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has recently been vocal following the death of Gordie Howe, who passed away at age 88 last Friday. Gretzky, known as ‘The Great One’ throughout hockey circles, credits Howe as being a major idol in his life and feels that the NHL could best honor his memory by bestowing one of the highest honors in sports: by retiring his jersey number throughout...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wayne Gretzky left hanging on kiss cam

Over his career, Wayne Gretzky won nine Hart Trophies for the NHL’s most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies for playoff MVP and five Lester B. Pearson (now called Ted Lindsay) Awards for most outstanding player according to his fellow players. Oh, he also became a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame immediately after retiring...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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