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Greatness personified

Saturday, 09.14.2002 / 6:35 PM / History
Greatness personified

Few careers were more star-studded or classy than that of Wayne Gretzky. The Hall of Fame center rewrote the NHL record book with singular blend of skill and savvy. NHL.com takes you for a tour of "The Great One's" career with a look back at his greatest game, his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame and Gretzky's place in the all-time hockey universe, plus much more.

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I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.

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