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Wayne Gretzky On ‘The NHL: 100 Years” Documentary

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

Wayne Gretzky doesn’t think he would have been as great of a hockey player in the 1950s.

He’s not being humble. More like fearful.

Yes, the greatest goal scorer who ever played the game would no doubt have had an easier time putting the puck past goalies who didn’t wear masks and rarely left their feet to make a save. But that’s assuming he could make it up the ice in one piece.

“The (Gordie) Howes and (Maurice) Richards typically had to fight for themselves,” Gretzky said in a phone interview. “That was the game back then. When you’re 150 pounds, that would have been more difficult for me. I’m always the first guy to sit here and say I came around at the right time. It was a different game.”

The topic of the sport’s so-called good old days has come up because on Thursday the NHL is releasing a feature-length documentary on the rich and storied history of the league.


Information on the documentary is below...

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 22, 2017) – To celebrate its 100th birthday, the National Hockey League (NHL) will release the documentary The NHL: 100 Years, chronicling the League’s century-long history -- from the legendary players who commanded the ice to the pioneers and architects who built and reshaped the League.

Fans in Canada can tune-in to watch the documentary on Thursday, Nov. 23 on Sportsnet at 7:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p.m. ET. In the U.S., fans can tune-in to NBCSN and NHL Network on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network will re-broadcast the documentary on Monday, Nov. 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, fans worldwide will be able to watch the documentary online at NHL.com/100YearsDoc. And for the first time ever, the League is making videos available to fans on its Facebook Watch page at Facebook.com/BestoftheNHL – a new video-first format on Facebook that focuses on thematically-related, episodic content. The first video to be featured is the documentary, which fans can live stream on their home or mobile devices.

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