Update: 3:01PM: Pierre LeBrun writes about Gretzky today and even though he said he would consider it, LeBrun doesn’t think that Gretzky will change his mind.
It sounds like Sather and Mike Keenan reached out to Gretzky.
Original Post: 9:33PM: Thursday: Pierre LeBrun says at the end of TSN’s Insider Training segment that Glen Sather talked with Wayne Gretzky about playing in the Winter Classic Alumni game and that Gretzky is gonna “mull it over.”
Gretzky, according to LeBrun, thought it was “classy” of Sather and the Dolan family to reach out to Gretzky about playing.
I am trying not to get too excited about this since there isn’t confirmation that he will play, but I might be breaking out the old 99 jersey soon. Look for a post with a bunch of candidates for the game this weekend.
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Gretzky had said previously that he wasn’t going to play in the game.