It appears that Wayne Gretzky
is warming to the idea of playing in the Winter Classic Alumni game on December 31 in Philadelphia.
The Great One originally said family plans for the holidays would keep him out of the game, adding that no one wants to watch a 50-year-old on skates.
But according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the New York Rangers
, specifically GM Glen Sather
, have turned up their recruiting efforts.
"Glen called and we talked for 45 minutes," Gretzky told ESPN.com. "I really respect the Rangers doing that. That's classy of Slats, Mike Keenan [who is coaching the Rangers' alumni team] and the Dolan family. So I told Glen I would think about it."