I hope everyone knows I was kidding about Gretsky. If he bet on hockey that is a different thing, but we are a long why from anyone accusing Wayne of that.
The media’s attempts at making a story of this is shameful, after everything Wayne Gretsky has done for hockey, for Canada, and – yes – the U.S. (And don’t confuse this with Pete Rose. Rose was a selfish, self-interested miscreant of humanity who never cared for anything but himself).
They don’t release the transcript to Coaches Corner until the morning, but I can tell you that the people of Canada listen to Don Cherry, and what he said tonight on Hockey Night in Canada accurately reflects the sentiments of Canadiens:
“Go to Turin, win the gold and stick it in their ears”
You can get the transcript here in the morning: