Thread: The Great One
View Single Post
03-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Registered User
reckoning's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,099
vCash: 500
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.

reckoning is offline   Reply With Quote