Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada, And The Day Everything Changed

byStephen Brunt

Paperback | October 26, 2010

Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada, And The Day Everything Changed by Stephen Brunt
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Renowned sportswriter Stephen Brunt reveals how “the Great One,” who was bought and sold more than once, decided that the comfortable Canadian city where hockey ruled couldn’t compete with the slushy ice of a California franchise.

Bobby Orr’s career ended prematurely, with tears. Wayne Gretzky’s tears, unlike Orr’s, announced not an ending but another beginning. Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers had four Stanley Cup victories, but Gretzky may then have had other goals in mind.

Beginning with his dad, Walter, and continuing with Nelson Skalbania, Peter Pocklington, Bruce McNall, Jerry Buss — and with the CBC’s Peter Gzowski as chronicler for the eager masses — the enormity of Gretzky’s talent attracted all sorts of people who were after a variety of vicarious thrills.
1. The Next One2. The Prodigy Business 3. A Golden Age of Hustlers 4. Hockey Hollywood 5. Bruce's Big Idea 6. The Last Perfect Moment (I) May 26, 1988 7. A Star in Star-Ville 8. The Art of the Deal 9. Gretzky's Tears 10. Breach of Faith 11. The Miracles of Los Angeles 12. A Long Goodbye 13. The Last Perfect Moment (II) May 9, 1993 14. ...
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Title:Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada, And The Day Everything ChangedFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 0.7 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307397300

ISBN - 13:9780307397300

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