Here is a story that I’ve put off as long as I could. The short version is that Alex Ovechkin has been unfairly deprived of almost 100 goals. The long version is longer, and it has graphs in it.
NHL legend Wayne Gretzky has put his palacios Thousand Oaks, California, estate up for sale. Forbes was first to report the news.
Gretzky’s mansion can be yours for $22.9 million. It was listed by Arvin Haddad, senior estates director for The Agency.
Devante Smith-Pelly was honored by the greatest hockey player in NHL history, Wayne Gretzky, on Thursday.
In a video for the NHL, Gretzky described DSP as the “unlikely hero” of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wayne Gretzky recently participated in a “#HockeyAtHome” video call with several prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft.
Canadian defenseman Jamie Drysdale asked Gretzky who his dream linemates would be.
Alex Ovechkin took on Wayne Gretzky in NHL20 last night to raise money for coronavirus charities. After squeaking out a narrow 2-1 win during an off-camera friendly on Monday, Ovi was very stressed heading into this game as losing to a 59-year-old who barely plays video games would not be the greatest look.
Completely oblivious to this simmering anxiety was Ovi’s one-year-old son Sergei, who sat in dad’s lap as the game started.
Noticing he was on the projection screen on the wall, Sergei began showing off the puck he was holding for everyone to see.
Wayne Gretzky and Alex Ovechkin faced off in a game of NHL20 to raise money for coronavirus charities, Wednesday night. The game was aired on Twitch and was hosted by Caps Gaming’s John Wayne. Ovechkin played as a current Capitals team while Gretzky led a legends Edmonton Oilers squad.
While most expected a blowout by Ovechkin, Gretzky, who was playing with his sons, took an early first-period lead. The two NHL legends traded leads back and forth. Late in the third, Gretzky’s Oilers owned a 4-3 lead and looked to close out the game. Ovechkin, embarrassed he might lose to a 59-year-old who rarely plays video games, rallied and scored with 2.4 seconds left to force overtime.
Digi Michal Kempny jumped below the circles to score the thrilling tally. Ovechkin absolutely lost his mind celebrating.
While the two legendary players are friends off the ice, Ovechkin will be looking to drop Thor’s hammer on Gretzky on the digital ice.
ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt interviewed Ovechkin on Tuesday during a video conference. SVP asked Ovi about the prospect of potentially losing to a 59-year-old man in videogames.
During a dinner in 2016, Alex Ovechkin asked Wayne Gretzky for tips on how to win the Stanley Cup. Ovi, who is now chasing Gretzky for the all-time goals record, also asked Wayne in the parking lot if he could have a game-used stick to add to his collection featuring 100 legendary NHL players.
Gretzky agreed, but with one caveat: Ovi had to win the Stanley Cup. Ovi did in 2018 and Gretzky gave away the stick he scored his 807th career goal with.
“Finally, I get the stick and I was happy like a little kid to have a Christmas gift,” Ovechkin said to NBC’s Kathryn Tappen.
But when did Ovi get Gretzky’s stick? Thanks to the O’Connor family, who are big Capitals fans (and RMNB readers), now we know.
Alex Ovechkin and Nastya Ovechkina had dinner with Wayne Gretzky, his wife Janet, and his son Ty Gretzky in March 2016 while the Capitals were on a West Coast road trip. The dinner, organized by Janet, pitted two of the greatest goal-scorers of all-time across the table from each other for the first time at Nobu Malibu.
What struck Gretzky during the dinner was just how little Ovechkin cared about individual accolades or how he could improve on the ice.
NBCSN teased the interview that it conducted between Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky last week and revealed that The Great One finally gave The Great Eight that game-used stick he promised him.
But they left off Gretzky’s part of the story and that part is even more incredible.
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