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Walter Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky and Practice

On Wayne Gretzky’s birthday — he turns 51 today — I always think of practice and of Gretzky’s father, Walter. One day, when Wayne Gretzky was already the greatest hockey player in the world, he was practicing with his team, the Edmonton Oilers. Walter watched from the stands. Afterwards, the two drove home together. “You […]

Gretzky’s Great Practices

Today is Wayne Gretzky’s 49th birthday. Some people believe he is the greatest hockey player who ever lived. My favorite story about Gretzky involves his dad, who came to watch him practice one day during the Stanley Cup playoff season. Afterward, the story goes, the elder Gretzky told his son that the practice session had […]

Two Things to Know About Practice

  “Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.” ~ Unknown Happy Birthday to hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky, who turns 48 today. For many years, Gretzky was the best player in the National Hockey League, and some people say he is the best to ever play in that league. […]