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January 27, 2011

Those Were The Days: Gretzky's First All Star Game

Wayne Gretzky's first NHL All Star game came in 1980. He may have been hockey's new superstar, but he also was still a teenager playing against men. Gretzky, who often played against the Wales Conference's top line of Gilbert Perreault, Guy Lafleur and Buddy Cloutier, was not a factor in his first all star game

After the game Wayne met his father Walter, who was earlier given one of the game used pucks.

"Go ahead, touch it," offered Walter.

"What for?" replied a surprised Wayne.

"You didn't get a chance to touch it all game, so maybe you'd like to touch it now," deadpanned Walter.

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