NEWS: NO WAYNE GRETZKY IN THE ALUMNI GAME

Wayne Gretzky texted Pierre LeBrun saying that he was spending the holidays with his family and that he isn’t likely to play in the Winter Classic Alumni game.

“Plus, they don’t need to see a 50-year-old slow guy out there!’’

Ugh. I figured it was a lock that he would play. Maybe Mess and Slats can convince him to play.