Gretzky jokes he 'stinks' after Heritage Classic alumni game
Hockey legends recall historic Oilers/Jets rivalry as they joke with reporters following 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.
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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.
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.
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.
The game ended with a 6-5 victory for the Jets legends, but all of the players agreed it was a lot of fun.