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NHL DRAFT SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Connor McDavid is now officially a No. 1 overall draft pick. The long-expected move became reality Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed the center who will immediately face the burden of enormous expectation. Not only will he be playing in the place where Wayne Gretzky became a superstar, but he also already draws comparisons to Sidney Crosby...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Connor McDavid is now officially a No. 1 overall draft pick. The long-expected move became reality Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed the center who will immediately face the burden of enormous expectation. Not only will he be playing in the place where Wayne Gretzky became a superstar, but he also already draws comparisons to Sidney Crosby and even...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers draft Connor McDavid at No. 1

With the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid on Friday in Sunrise, Florida. McDavid, 18, to the Oilers has been a done deal since the lottery balls came up in their favor April 18. McDavid has been compared to Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.  The Newmarket, Ont., native brushes off the comparisons, but he won’t blame anyone...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former public golf course maintenance guy rips US Open's Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay groundskeeper should be embarrassed...and fired.Everybody today will be talking about Jordan Spieth’s win at the US Open golf thing today, due in no small part to Wayne Gretzky’s son-in-law screwing the pooch. But what we should be talking about is the fact that Chambers Bay qualifies as a premier golf course in the United States of America. I used to work maintenance...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson girlfriend Paulina Gretzky shows off post-baby body

Dustin Johnson’s girlfriend Paulina Gretzky gave birth to the couple’s first child less than six months ago, but you would never know she was pregnant by looking at her. Gretzky, the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, has shared mostly baby photos on Instagram since little Tatum arrived. As you can see above, Paulina decided...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky Shows Off Post-Baby Body In Latest Instagram Post (Photo)

It’s been a busy few months for Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson, but it appears they’re certainly taking things in stride. Gretzky made her dad, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, and a grandfather in January when she gave birth to a baby boy named Tatum. Her fiancé, meanwhile, has been busy on the golf course, earning top 10 finishes at the 2015 Masters...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Next One? Gretzky's son Trevor follows baseball dreams

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) Trevor Gretzky is known more for his iconic last name than his baseball career. But Trevor isn't looking to escape his famous father's shadow. He hopes ''The Great One'' can help him become ''The Next One.'' The 22-year-old son of retired NHL star Wayne Gretzky toils in relative anonymity as a left fielder for the Class A Burlington Bees in the Los Angeles Angels...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Talentless & muscleless is no way to go through life, celebutante Paulina Gretzky

Paulina Gretzky: Daughter of Wayne Gretzky Shares Post-Baby Bikini Photo on Instagram. And those legs? Meh.[Terez Owens]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gretzky talks about Connor McDavid

When the “Great One” talks, people listen. A swarm of reporters asked Wayne Gretzky a variety of questions, but his responses regarding Connor McDavid may have been the most interesting. Watch as Gretzky talks about McDavid joining the Oilers as well as his wife’s uncanny ability to predict Edmonton winning the top selection. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Gretzky talks...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gretzky talks about Connor McDavid

When the “Great One” talks, people listen. A swarm of reporters asked Wayne Gretzky a variety of questions, but his responses regarding Connor McDavid may have been the most interesting. Watch as Gretzky talks about McDavid joining the Oilers as well as his wife’s uncanny ability to predict Edmonton winning the top selection. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Gretzky talks...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to NHL.com, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Oilers Offseason Thus Far

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their head coach. McLellan was fired by the San Jose Sharks after missing the playoffs this past season. He had a record of 311-163-66 in 7 seasons with San Jose. McLellan had been criticized for not being able to bring home a championship to the San Jose despite having loads of talent across the roster. This new hire comes several...
Via TopSportsReport
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky says Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Bloguin Best
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn Kicker Daniel Carson Is Disappointed That His Mom Couldn’t Land Kate Upton’s Number On A Flight

Wayne Gretzky (and The Office‘s Michael Scott) once said that “you miss 100-percent of the shots you don’t take.” Clearly, Auburn kicker Daniel Carson lives by that mantra. His mother sat near supermodel Kate Upton on a flight, where apparently they talked about the SEC special teamer. While Upton is already dating an athlete—Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander—Carson...
Via College Spun
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Saban Cake, PETA NFL Draft Lettuce Bikinis & Wayne Gretzky’s Yard

Reminder: The 1st round of the NBA playoffs are still rolling along… …Game 5 of the Hawks-Nets series is tonight. I’m not kidding…Game 5. Let’s say this series goes seven. That would be played on Sunday. I see some of you already struggling and wearing down from these two-week series. One day you guys will learn to start watching the NBA around May 30. ESPN is on the roof...
Via Busted Coverage
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Bossy’s 1982 Conn Smythe Performance One of NHL’s All-Time Best

Today, Mike Bossy will be announced as the winner of the GEICO fan voting for the All-Time greatest Islander. You never know what might happen with fan polls, but it’s tough to argue with the conclusion of this one. When Islanders’ fans think of Mike Bossy, the first thing that comes to mind is 50 goals. The sniper scored 50 goals in his first nine seasons in the NHL. How impressive...
Via Islanders Insight
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending March 15

March 13, 1993 Despite a blustery snowstorm that had descended on the Delaware Valley around mid-morning, the Flyers game against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings was to go on as scheduled. The Kings were already in town, having played in Pittsburgh two days prior and the Flyers had gotten to the rink earlier in the morning. By the time the puck was dropped at 1:05 pm...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs Kid Middle Fingers LeBron, Wayne Gretzky W/Grandson & Bama Lip Blister

  College basketball is horrible this year Here I thought Thursday would be an interesting day of basketball. When you have a 15-15 Michigan team destroying Illinois, it’s a horrible year for college basketball. There was talk that the Wolverines wouldn’t even make the NIT and now Illinois might be out of the Big Dance after this loss. That’s a horrible college basketball...
Via Busted Coverage
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivalry game vs Rangers is Isles most expensive ticket in March

The last time the New York Islanders recorded 50 wins, Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers defeated them in the Stanley Cup Finals.  That was during the 1983-84 season. On the verge of their best season since losing in their most recent Stanley Cup appearance 31 years ago, the Islanders enter March on the heels of an impressive February.  The Islanders finished the third to last...
Via Islanders Insight
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe, his health improving, honored by hockey greats

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Wayne Gretzky figures there is no photograph fans ask him to sign more often than the one of him as a smiling preteen beside his Gordie Howe, who is playfully hooking a hockey stick around youngster's neck. "Every time I look at the picture or sign the picture, it's nothing but great memories," Gretzky said Friday as he and several hockey great paid...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Reaches Milestone with 30th Goal of Season

  View image | gettyimages.com Alex Ovechkin reached a milestone that only four other NHL players have. The Washington Capitals‘ captain scored his 30th goal of the season. Ovechkin has now scored at least 30 goals in each of his 10 seasons, becoming just the fifth player do so. Congrats to @ovi8 on being the 5th player in NHL history to record 30 or more goals in each...
Via KCM Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky Gives Birth To Son Making Wayne Gretzky A Grandfather

The Great One is now a grandfather. Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend and fiancée of PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Monday, according to TMZ Sports. The child was a boy, according to the report. It’s unclear what the child’s name is, but TMZ reports it starts with a “T,” which follows in something...
Via NESN.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky are parents

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are parents of a boy. Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning. Johnson is engaged to Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. He said mother and baby were healthy, resting and in great spirits. They did not immediately say what...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Continue to Write Checks They Can Cash, Pay the Price to Win

After reading through a number of last night’s recaps of the Islanders’ win against the Calgary Flames, one particular quote caught my eye and reminded me of another, more famous quote by some guy named Wayne Gretzky. After connecting the two, it helped me pinpoint one of the major keys to this season’s success: the Islanders have learned to pay the price to win. The quote...
Via Islanders Insight
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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