The "Gretzky was protected" myth.
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06-26-2008, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I read a post on here about Crosby being bred to be a player. Gretzky's Dad would have to be considered the all time hockey Dad wouldn't he ? They say you can't teach vision and instinct, but I think Walter Gretzky may take exception.
In the DVD Gretzky says his dad believes Gretzky was indeed taught these traits.
However, I think it's kind of apples and oranges. Walter Gretzky trying to teach his son is different from institutionalized training that is prevalent now. Dryden talks about the game moving from the pond to the rink in that the hockey classroom so to speak has shifted from learning on the player's own time to being formally trained from an earlier and earlier age.
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