from the Toronto Star, He blamed the NHL and the NHL Players' Association for insisting that Team Canada be identified by Dec. 22 when official International Olympic Committee deadlines are weeks away.
"There's no reason to name this team (on Dec. 21)," Gretzky said. "I think they're wrong. I voiced my displeasure a month ago and was told this was the way it's going to be and said, `Okay, we'll accept it.' I just hope all the players understand the consequences.