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SNES 01-23-2013 09:26 PM

Wayne Gretzky Impressed with Sens
 
http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/01/23/...ttawa-senators

SUNRISE, Fla. The Great One predicts Ottawa hockey fans could be in for a treat this season.

After denying rumours he's about to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wayne Gretzky told Hockey Night in Canada radio Wednesday he's been impressed with the way the Senators have been playing early this year.

"The team that I am pleasantly surprised with, and how good they're playing and how much depth and talent they have for a young group, is the Ottawa Senators," said Gretzky from Los Angeles.

"I'm really impressed by how they're playing and how they've started. They are strong on the puck, solid defensively. They could be a big surprise. It could be a fun year for the people of Ottawa."

Gretzky noted before making the comments that people have been talking about Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and the Minnesota Wild "making a big splash," but he's liked the Senators thus far.

WhiteLight* 01-23-2013 09:28 PM


GK 01-23-2013 09:29 PM

Good to have the Great One on our side. :yo:

BK201 01-23-2013 09:30 PM


Rumcajs 01-23-2013 09:41 PM

Someone else watches our club? I thought we were small market :sarcasm:

Shanny 01-23-2013 09:44 PM


CanadianHockey 01-23-2013 10:00 PM

Is this Gretzky the player or Gretzky the coach complementing us? :sarcasm:

WhiteLight* 01-23-2013 10:00 PM


BonkTastic 01-24-2013 03:43 AM

Cy Leeder better watch out, The Great One is gunning for his job "Pierre McGuire Style". :sarcasm:

metalfoot 01-24-2013 08:25 AM

I just about posted the "Gangnam Style" video in reply there. You can thank me that I didn't.

Pi-erre Mc Guire Style! Hup! Hup! Hup! (stupid horse dancing)

Legend Killer 01-24-2013 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadianHockey (Post 58202613)
Is this Gretzky the player or Gretzky the coach complementing us? :sarcasm:

Gretzky the parent...

Wham City 01-24-2013 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadianHockey (Post 58202613)
Is this Gretzky the player or Gretzky the coach complementing us? :sarcasm:

Gretzky the coach who had a hand in drafting Turris.

Icelevel 01-24-2013 08:56 AM

We will not let you down o great one.

Karl Eriksson 01-24-2013 09:06 AM

Janet is probably throwing down some crazy vegas cash on the sens now.

Rick Tocchet better get his bookie game back in shape.

Pitlick* 01-24-2013 09:41 AM

I bet Gretz regrets steering poor Justin Schultz to the Oilers.

Besides finishing last and taking no-brainer picks, and getting Eberle and Schultz, every other move their incompetent management makes backfires.

It is obvious they will never put together a great team, and will somehow bungle the wealth of young talent they have.

Patvolcom65 01-24-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitlick (Post 58222379)
I bet Gretz regrets steering poor Justin Schultz to the Oilers.

Besides finishing last and taking no-brainer picks, and getting Eberle and Schultz, every other move their incompetent management makes backfires.

It is obvious they will never put together a great team, and will somehow bungle the wealth of young talent they have.

Maybe Gretzky will take to Schultz having made a mistake and we will trade bishop for schultz :sarcasm:

tony d 01-24-2013 09:50 AM

Great to have someone like Gretzky supporting us. He's right, we're going to be a good club this year.

Lazarrr 01-24-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitlick (Post 58222379)
I bet Gretz regrets steering poor Justin Schultz to the Oilers.

Besides finishing last and taking no-brainer picks, and getting Eberle and Schultz, every other move their incompetent management makes backfires.

It is obvious they will never put together a great team, and will Isomehow bungle the wealth of young talent they have.

They are awful at drafting. Their first overall picks hide it though.

TeamRenzo 01-24-2013 01:50 PM

Double whammy for TML. First he turns down the job (at least I hope he did) and now he is praising the Sens.

Here I Pageau Again 01-24-2013 09:02 PM

Oh Gretzky! You know your hockey :)

mranderson 01-24-2013 09:50 PM

Ottawa fans were extremely classy to 99 during his last game - especially considering how that Ottawa was fighting for an improved playoff seeding. So it wouldn't surprise me if Wayne had a special place in his heart for the Sens.

Having said that, he seems to be spot on with his assessment of this (young & exciting) club.

StayThirstyMyFriend 01-24-2013 10:32 PM

I'll wait to see results after playing stiffer competition before I get too excited. I think the D might get exposed against the penguins so Anderson is going to have an even better game.

WhiteLight* 01-24-2013 10:34 PM

I disappoint with the lack of celebatory videos

Vaclav Varada 01-24-2013 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EpicNeilTime (Post 58225227)
They are awful at drafting. Their first overall picks hide it though.

Klefbom, Marincin and Gernat look pretty good too. They're not a great drafting team but they're not the worst either. Gotten better the last few seasons.

CanadianHockey 01-24-2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mranderson (Post 58279927)
Ottawa fans were extremely classy to 99 during his last game - especially considering how that Ottawa was fighting for an improved playoff seeding. So it wouldn't surprise me if Wayne had a special place in his heart for the Sens.

Having said that, he seems to be spot on with his assessment of this (young & exciting) club.

Pretty sure his last game was against Pittsburgh.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WasTeD (Post 58285277)
Klefbom, Marincin and Gernat look pretty good too. They're not a great drafting team but they're not the worst either. Gotten better the last few seasons.

Yup. The Oilers have drafted a few good players outside the first round that seem to be neglected outside Edmonton.


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