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03-26-2013, 12:09 PM
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Ohashi_Jouzu
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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
There was a discussion a little while back asking when "The Great One" or "The Great Gretzky" first became his nickname. Common belief was 1981 or 1982 some time, but this is an issue from 1978. Could have just been a "catchy" headline, but it appears he was already being referred to as "Great" by that time.
Not simply referred to as "great", but as "the Great Gretzky". Good catch/find!

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