Wayne Gretzky finally explains meaning behind ‘The Great One’ nickname

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Wayne Gretzky joins The Dan Patrick Show to talk about the playoffs and how we can begin to consider this Blackhawks team as a dynasty. Gretzky also weighs in on the best player right now, the best player he’s ever matched up against and how he got his nickname as a 10 year old playing youth hockey.

“I was 10 years old when a reporter friend from a little town gave me that nickname,” Gretzky explains to Patrick. “It stuck forever. I never got a different one and I’ve never had anything else but that. Sometimes if I had a bad game or I didn’t do well there’d be somebody that might say, ‘He’s The Good One not The Great One.’”

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