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    "The Great One" was the nickname used to describe Wayne Gretzky, who was an NHL player through 1979-1999, playing for the Edmonton Oilers, L.A Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers. Wayne Gretzky's skills were not the best on the ice but knew how to play the puck. Through hard work and convenience he became the best in the world. “Gretzky led the Oilers to four Stanley cup championships in five years."("Wayne Gretzky."2).“Gretzky’s all-time record 2,857 points” ("Why Gretzky Is the Greatest Athlete Ever."3) ,making him have the most goals in NHL history. The Nhl is a hockey league played by professional hockey players know as National Hockey League. Wayne Gretzky has to be one of the greatest if not the best hockey player in the…

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    INTRODUCTION I. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be” -Wayne Gretzky II. Greatness is rare. Greatness, no matter the subject, doesn’t come around all too often. Over time, we have seen many come and go that have embodied greatness, but none of them have anything on “The Great One”. III. Now I know that many of you don’t follow the NHL at all and that’s understandable. We hockey lovers are a rare breed in the United States…

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    influential National Hockey League (NHL) players of the last half of the twentieth century are, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Gordie…

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    Wayne Gretzky Quotes

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    Hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said,” You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky is a former Canadian hockey player. This quote shows that in hockey, if you don’t take the shot you will always miss it. If you don't try you never know what will happen or will never succeed. Not trying can never give you what you want. This quote also shows, if you take the shot you have a chance of making it. This is important because if you don’t try you never know if you're going…

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    Wayne Gretzky Biography

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    Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on January 26, 1961. He began skating at a very early age. According to “Wayne Gretzky Biography,” “he learned to skate on the Ninth River near his grandfather's farm in Canning, Ontario, and at public rinks on weekends. But it was the rink his father built for him behind the little house on Varadi Avenue in Brantford that became known as the birthplace of his skating skills.” Gretzky was only six years old when he began his first year in…

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    Why Mario Lemieux is Better Than Wayne Gretzky Who do you think is better: Gretzky or Lemieux? Arguably, you could say Wayne Gretzky was the number one player ever. Statistically, Gretzky is the greatest player in the NHL by scoring 2857 points. However, Lemieux has faced more challenges and still manages to be 8th in all time points. People may say that Gretzky is clearly a better player purely due to stats. As stats do tell some info about a hockey player, they do not tell you…

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    Walter and Phyllis Gretzky.(“Gretzky’s ” 1) Little did they know he would be a legend one day.This man is Wayne Gretzky. The roots of Wayne Gretzky’s hockey career may seem unusual but they helped him grow up to be the athlete he is today. It started at the age of two, Wayne could lace up his skates before he could even tie his shoes, and a frozen river is where it would all begin for him.(Wigge)(Gretzky & Reilly 16) At the age of three he was actually playing.(Josephson) A big influence of…

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    Hockey In Canada

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    John Gardner, long time president of the Greater Toronto Hockey League, stated that “the game has changed in this respect. It used to be that you had the right to play. Now it’s can you afford to play,” (as cited in Mirtle, 2013, p.1). A variety of factors have conspired to make minor hockey more expensive which means that the sports’ ‘blue-collar’ roots are changing. Players like Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky who came from modest backgrounds, might have a harder time making it in today’s…

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    Wayne Gretzky & Rick Honsen Rick Honsen and Wayne Gretzky, both of these people have achieved many wonderful and amazing things during their career. As athletes both mean have things in common but with that come many differences. Wayne and Rick have a great amount of things in common. They are both born in Canada making them idols and heroes to people affected by their action and in the Canadian society. Both men were hard working skilled and wise. They both had goals during their careers to…

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    charities. A man know as “The Great One’ by many people goes by the name of Wayne Gretzky. When the topic of Wayne Gretzky appears people focus on his accomplishments in the game of Hockey but don’t look at what he has done for his community and the communities around him. He has taken part in countless donations, charities and fundraisers, but his biggest strive was creating his own foundation called the “Gretzky Hockey School” and how he can accomplish giving back to the community. Gretzky…

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