Hanging out in Gretzky's office
Hard to believe there can be any connection between on-ice brilliance and a boring office job, but there is.
We all know that Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all time leading scorer, was dangerous on any piece of the ice. He could make passes that others could only dream of. But his favourite place was right behind his opponent's net.
Up until then people only visited this little spot behind the goaltender, but Wayne moved right on in. He was so good there that people started to call that piece of the ice "Gretzky's Office."
Wayne would park himself there behind the net, waiting and watching. Sometimes it would seem he would wait there forever. But when someone gave him an opening he would attack. It might be a pass, it might be a deke, but most of the time it was a goal. No one could figure out what to do about it.
Of course, Gretzky did venture outside his office and was a force to be reckoned with. It didn't matter where he was. Nicknamed the 'Great One', Wayne made passes, scored goals, and did everything except answer the phone.
Wayne scored a record of 894 goals, 1963 assists, plus another 382 playoff points in his NHL career.
When Wayne retired, he went right into the Hall of Fame and also had his number 99 retired by every team in the National Hockey League. How do you like that for a tribute?
So whether you spend most of your time wearing hockey skates or sitting at a desk, be sure to pay homage to number 99 who excelled on the ice and in his office.