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Gretzky jokes he 'stinks' after Heritage Classic alumni game

The competition was fierce - albeit a little slow - on the ice, but hockey’s legends joked about their lack of skill and the historic rivalry between the Jets and Oilers after the Heritage Classic alumni game on Saturday.

Hockey legends recall historic Oilers/Jets rivalry as they joke with reporters following game

Former Edmonton Oiler Willy Lindstrom (89) and Winnipeg Jets Dale Hawerchuk (10) fight for the puck at Investors Group Field in the first period of the NHL Heritage Classic Alumni game in Winnipeg on Saturday. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

The competition was fierce — albeit a little slow — on the ice, but hockey's legends joked about their lack of skill and the historic rivalry between the Jets and Oilers after the Heritage Classic alumni game on Saturday.

The Great One himself told reporters that he "stinks."

"I'm really bad," Wayne Gretzky said with a laugh, adding he had warned the other players.

Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky was not impressed with his skills at the Heritage Classic alumni game. 0:28

Teemu Selanne was asked about his "crazy" relationship with the Jets fans in Winnipeg. He joked that when the stands roared after his goal, he was expecting it because he knew he would score.

Teemu Selanne says he has always had a 'crazy' relationship with the fans in Winnipeg following the Heritage Classic alumni game. 0:29

Kris King may not been known as sniper from his time playing with the Jets, but when the alumni game started his skills stood out, and he scored two goals.

King joked after that it was because he was "terribly coached" and that he only found his hands once he stopped playing for money.

Kris King jokes that the pressure of playing for money affected his career 0:22

The game ended with a 6-5 victory for the Jets legends, but all of the players agreed it was a lot of fun.

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