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Quick Hits: Gretzky’s back, back again

NHL Unveils Centennial Anniversary Plans Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Big Story

Wayne Gretzky to play in Winter Classic Alumni Game - From

Sure, why not? Despite only playing in 31 total games for the Blues in the 1995-96 NHL season, Gretzky will lace up his skates once again to play in an alumni game this season. The NHL is a business and nobody is better for the hockey business than the Great One.

In Red Wings Land

Voice of the Griffins' to call Red Wings-Canucks game in Detroit - From

I’ve personally never heard Bob Kaser call a Griffins’ game but he seems to be drawing some glowing reviews from those who have heard his work. It’s always great to see somebody get promoted to Detroit from Grand Rapids, no matter what their role is.

Bonus Link

Windsor's Joe Turner made ultimate sacrifice - By Bob Duff: Windsor Star

If you are a history buff and a Red Wings fan, this link is for you. One of two NHL players who were killed in World War II was a former Detroit goalie with a promising career that was tragically cut short. One has to wonder how many of today’s professional athletes would be willing to make such a sacrifice.