Wayne Gretzky - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Wayne Gretzky NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties The "Great One" thinks the 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers are the greatest team he played on, but there's no shortage of debate over whether that's the best team of all-time. Four of Wayne Gretzky's 1980s Oilers dynasty teams are among the 20 "Greatest NHL teams" as voted by fans during the league's 100th anniversary. Also among the top 20 are three teams from the Montreal Canadien... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:04:00Z Penguins star Sidney Crosby out with another concussion PITTSBURGH (AP) — The scene brought back jarring memories. Sidney Crosby woozily making his way off the ice after taking a brutal hit from a member of the Washington Capitals. His brain foggy. His immediate future uncertain. The sight of their captain slowly heading to the dressing room on Monday night following a violent cross-check to the jaw from Washi... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-05-03T01:27:00Z Gretzky buzzing over McDavid, Matthews' NHL playoff debuts It's 2005-06 all over again for Wayne Gretzky when it comes to youngsters Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews making their NHL playoff debuts. The Great One couldn't help but share his enthusiasm in a text to The Associated Press, comparing McDavid and Matthews' arrival on the postseason stage with the same buzz generated during Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin's rookie season... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:39:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:39:00Z Ovechkin hits 30 goals, Winnik scores as Caps beat Coyotes WASHINGTON (AP) — A milestone goal by Alex Ovechkin and a timely score by Daniel Winnik helped the Washington Capitals survive a scare against one of the NHL's worst teams. Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and Winnik had the game-winner and an empty-netter as the Capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly but pesky Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Saturday night fo... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-03-26T02:31:00Z Capitals beat Oilers to extend home winning streak to 13 WASHINGTON (AP) — Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive. Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night to tie their franchise record with their 13th con... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:41:00 GMT 2017-02-25T03:41:00Z Dustin Johnson wins at Riviera, goes to No. 1 in the world LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? The talent was never an issue. Jordan Spieth once referred to Johnson as "a freak athlete," a term rarely heard in golf. Pat Perez was partly in awe and partly exasperated Sunday as he stood behind the 10th green during the final round at Riviera and said, "The guy hi... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:13:00 GMT 2017-02-20T07:13:00Z 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT'S BEEN INEVITABLE IN NEW ADMINISTRATIONS Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and after labor candidate Andrew Puzder's withdrawal, Trump is no exception. 2. THIRD PERSON ARRES... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:42:00 GMT 2017-02-16T11:42:00Z Panthers' Huberdeau scores in OT, Jagr gets 1,900th point SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday on a night the 45-year-old veteran reached another milestone. Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime after San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored twice late in the third period to tie it, and the Florida Panthers beat the Sharks 6-5 on Wednesday night. ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:39:00 GMT 2017-02-16T09:39:00Z Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth. Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine, and none were particularly easy except for the last one. His pitch from 54 yards checked up next to pin for a tap-in birdie that gave him a 7-under 65 and a six-shot lead, the largest of his PGA To... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 03:23:00 GMT 2017-02-12T03:23:00Z A wicked day of wind and rain at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing. From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it land about 6 feet from the flag, he declared to anyone within earshot, "That's the best shot I've ever hit." ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:03:00Z Justin Bieber gets hit, bounces back in celeb hockey game LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL great Chris Pronger. The pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a celebrity exhibition game. Bieber was driven into the boards in the first half by a laug... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:07:00 GMT 2017-01-29T14:07:00Z With Tortorella's dog ailing, Gretzky becomes All-Star coach LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Columbus coach John Tortorella had to drop out of the NHL All-Star weekend to take care of his ailing dog, the league turned to the Great One to replace him. Wayne Gretzky will coach the Metropolitan Division team in the All-Star Game on Sunday as a last-minute fill-in for Tortorella. "When he told me you're goin... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:48:00 GMT 2017-01-29T00:48:00Z Dustin Johnson puts great year behind him, ready to move on KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — For all his power and athleticism, Dustin Johnson doesn't get enough credit for his remarkable ability to quickly forget the past. That goes for the good times, too. The day after he lost a chance to win the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits by grounding his club in sand without realizing it was a bunker, Johnson was on a boat in the Atlantic ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:57:00 GMT 2017-01-05T06:57:00Z Jaromir Jagr breaks tie for No. 2, Panthers fall to Bruins SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the NHL career points list. Afterward, he was upset about the two standings points the Florida Panthers let slip away with a 3-1 loss to Boston. "You want to win the hockey game," Jagr said. "The best thing is to put this behind us, and the whole team can now be concerned about w... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:45:00 GMT 2016-12-23T04:45:00Z Marquee rivals: From Crosby and Ovechkin to McDavid and who? No matter where the Edmonton Oilers travel, captain Connor McDavid is confronted by the same questions and comparisons to the opposing team's star. In Buffalo, it's Jack Eichel, who was selected second in the 2015 draft behind McDavid. In Toronto, it's Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick last June. In Pittsburgh, it's Sidney Crosby, the obv... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:27:00 GMT 2016-12-21T15:27:00Z Jagr ties for 2nd in career points, Panthers beat Sabres SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr isn't even thinking about retiring. Jagr had three assists to pull into a tie for second place on the NHL's career points list, Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night. Jagr pulled even with Mark Messier with 1,... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:01:00 GMT 2016-12-21T05:01:00Z 'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Thicke's 1980s TV dad credentials were neatly in order on "Growing Pains." His Dr. Jason Seaver was an open-hearted parent and an enlightened husband, working from home to help tend the kids while his wife revived her career. But Thicke's character anchored a sitcom that was also 1950s-retro, part of television's renewed embrace of... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:02:00 GMT 2016-12-15T02:02:00Z NHL, players nearing deadline to decide on 2018 Olympics The NHL seems set up to enjoy hockey without labor-related headaches for at least two-plus seasons. That doesn't mean it's a drama-free league. A decision must be made soon about whether the world's best hockey players will be at the Olympics in South Korea in 14 months. And there are financial issues bubbling up among the players, particularly when it comes to escrow and ho... 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