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Gretzky Leans On Barry Smith

from the Buffalo News,
Gretzky didn't need a friend. He needed a coach who could teach him how to coach. He needed someone who knew the X's and O's, someone who understood the new rules, someone familiar with most every player on every team. It's why he wasted little time scooping up Kenmore native Barry Smith. "I only knew him as a person and a player," Smith said last week. "It was cordial. We always said hello, but we never knew each other in depth. He checked on some things I had done. He brought me in and said, "You're the guy.' "

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