How Did Wayne Gretzky Transform Hockey

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“You miss 100% of the shots you never take” is a famous quote of Wayne Gretzky. Wayne Gretzky is one of the greatest players to play hockey. His many hard to reach records like most goals in a season, gave him the name “The Great One” because of his outstanding skills. Wayne Gretzky completely transformed hockey because he changed the style of how hockey was played, he attracted americans who were naive of the rules of hockey, and after retirement he coaches his revolutionary style of hockey.

Wayne Gretzky changed the style of how hockey is played. For example, most of Gretzkys great plays came from “Gretzky 's office”. “His style was unique and almost impenetrable. The area behind the opposition goal was dubbed "Gretzky 's office" because it was from there that he made so many perfect passes for goals”(HHoF) Gretzky’s office was a completely new style of hockey. Teams today still use Gretzky’s office to set up plays for their team. Although Gretzky 's office was an efficient way to score goals, Gretzky has other ideas on giving his team the lead. “Gretzky would come in over the blue line
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His different style of hockey like “Gretzky 's office”, curling at the blue line, and an aggressive penalty kill is a whole new style of hockey that many players and teams use today. Also, Gretzky brought hockey to the south west. He brought more teams and fans to the U.S. and inspired many americans to play hockey which lead to more americans being drafted into the NHL. Finally, Gretzky was passing on information to younger generations. He coached for different teams and players to try to help them have the same success he had. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” Wayne Gretzky is a great

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