"The fans deserve a lot of the credit for me having this night here tonight because of their support, not only for the L.A. Kings, but for Wayne Gretzky. They proved that this is not only a good sports city, it's a good hockey city."
Despite having his number retired, Gretzky, who now lives in the Los Angeles area, was not cheering for his old team last night. The opponents were the Phoenix Coyotes -- the team that is 20% Gretzky-owned.
To commemorate the occasion, the Kings unveiled a bronze statue of Gretzky outside the Staples Center. The Kings also played in their old Gretzky-era sweaters last night.
Keel haul too? (I actually saw that happen on accident to a fellow while sailing once. He was at the bow holding an aft line and slipped over. He get hauled to the stern as he panic and forgot to let go of the line. His back were a bloody mess)
I would fly off to holliday and paint/yank (no pun intended) it down myself if I thought it true.
I laughed hard at that one. Well, nothing against the greatest offencive player of all time or what he done for us but that statue might be evil or cursed.I were left thinking about the Montey Python movie where they were after trying to prove this bird a witch.
"Burn it! Burn the Witch! Burn it!" Of course, they decide that wood floats and witched burn so they must be made of wood and if the shiela floated she were a witch so they put her and a duck in some water to find out.
Maybe that is what we should be after doing. Lets put the great ones statue in the water, through in Balogna Creek. If it floats then its a witch and we should burn it!