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Oh, Canada! Is it still Canada’s game?

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Wayne Gretzky? Check. Gordie Howe? Check. Mario Lemiuex? Check.

While these legendary names say hockey and Canada, all it takes is a quick glance up and down any current NHL roster and a check of birth certificates to understand that the game does not belong exclusively to the folks north of the border anymore. Read more

The NHL’s best father-son combinations

(Left to right) Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA's Houston Aeros. (SI)

Left to right: Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA’s Houston Aeros. (SI)

For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.

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Wayne Gretzky needs to come back to the NHL

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky smiles during his induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday Nov. 22, 1999.(CP PHOTO/Frank Gunn)

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky smiles during his induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday Nov. 22, 1999.(CP PHOTO/Frank Gunn)

Gretzky is without a doubt the global ambassador for hockey. He holds many accolades and is respected by many people within the hockey universe. With the experience he holds both on and off the ice, is it time that he comes back to hockey once again? Read more

FTHN Legends – Wayne Gretzky Part 3: The Rangers Years

The Rangers and Mark Messier (right) announce the signing of Wayne Gretzky (left) back in 1996. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rangers and Mark Messier (right) announce the signing of Wayne Gretzky (left) back in 1996. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

After turning down a very lucrative offer from the St. Louis Blues, Wayne Gretzky elected to close that chapter of his career and instead rejoin his old Oilers running mate, Mark Messier, in New York City to play for the Rangers under the lights of Madison Square Garden. Read more

FTHN LEGENDS – Wayne Gretzky Part 2: The L.A. Kings Years

On the morning of August 9, 1988, Wayne Gretzky is overcome with emotion as he discusses his move to Los Angeles from Edmonton. (Photo Brian Gavriloff)

On the morning of August 9, 1988, Wayne Gretzky is overcome with emotion as he discusses his move to Los Angeles from Edmonton. (Photo Brian Gavriloff)

Shortly after captaining the Oilers to their 4th Stanley Cup, Wayne Gretzky married actress Janet Jones in a ceremony the Canadian Press dubbed “The Royal Wedding”. Gretzky had learned shortly after that Edmonton had put out some serious feelers and that they would be willing to listen to offers for The Great One. Read more

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