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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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NHL Network goes back to the 80s Oilers with re-air of “The Boys on the Bus”

There’s often a lot of excitement about new sports documentaries looking back at the past, but it should be noted that many excellent documentaries have already been done. NHL Network is showing off one of those past documentaries to what will likely be mostly a new audience, airing the 1987 documentary The Boys on the Bus Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. Eastern). The documentary went...
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The biggest snubs and surprises from the NHL 100 Greatest Players list

As part of their centennial celebration, the NHL did something rather expected and released a list of the 100 Greatest Players to ever play in the league.What was unexpected was that they didn’t rank these players, instead opting to list a 100 players organized by what decade they played in.So many outlets saw this and thought "Okay, enough of your participation trophy style list...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal to get his own statue at Staples Center

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is going to be honored with a statue at Staples Center next spring, and it looks awesome. Lakers announce that a statue of Shaq will be unveiled at Star Plaza outside Staples Center prior to the Lakers game on March 24, 2017. pic.twitter.com/4tZxNOp1Py — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) December 20, 2016 O’Neal helped the...
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December 20, 2016  |  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

Wayne Gretzky writes touching tribute to Gordie Howe

If there’s one person who can give some great perspective on Gordie Howe’s impact on the sport of hockey, it’s Wayne Gretzky. On Saturday, Gretzky published a first-person essay on TIME.com called “Gordie Howe Was My Idol.” The NHL’s all-time leading scorer discusses his relationship with Howe, and the tribute also features several great anecdotes. Gretzky begins by...
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June 12, 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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