Friday, October 16, 2009

Is New York Gretzky's Town?

Jim Kelley at wonders which city is Wayne Gretzky's hockey home (Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York or Phoenix)...

"New York? It was merely a muted swan song with one playoff appearance in three seasons. After all, it was Messier who guaranteed a win and delivered a Stanley Cup. That makes New York Messier's town. Even Glen Sather understands that."

...except for Gretzky's first year on Broadway (his hat trick against the Panthers is still one of the greater Ranger moments for me) his time with the Blueshirts was sort of a mess on the ice as he was surrounded by B level talent his final two years.

...i'd have to go with Edmonton. That's where it all began and winning four cups there doesn't hurt.

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