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03-03-2013, 11:15 AM
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I think somewhere around '81 or '82 it changed from The Kid to The Great One. He was also referred to as The Great Gretzky.

I do remember in the '82 season that Mr. Big chocolate bars had a promotion where there would be a number on the inside of the bar wrapper, and if it matched Gretzky's point total at the end of the season then it could be mailed in for a prize. Anyways, the commercial for it mentioned "Mr. Big and Mr. Great". So "The Great" part of the nickname was already there by then.

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