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Wayne Gretzky Would Like To See Players Go Back To Wooden Sticks

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When Wayne Gretzky talks, we all listen. That’s what happens when you’re so great your nickname is simply the Great One.

Gretzky made a visit on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, and amid telling classic stories about things such as trying to watch Larry Bird play basketball, he got a little serious about the NHL game today. All in all, Gretzky has been supportive of the growth and adaption of the game, not holding on too tightly to his era. But there’s one thing he doesn’t like in today’s game: the sticks.

When Gretzky was tearing up the NHL, players were using old-fashioned shafts. You know, ones actually made of wood. But you don’t see those in the NHL any more but for very rare occasions. It’s all about composite shafts and what have you.

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