Lets blow a shit ton of cash that we don't have to spend, getting some old guy that used to be good, like when we got Wayne Gretzky, remember how awesome and helpful he was??! (Play some (Frank) defense you overrated hack!)
1. Mike Keenan was coach and really why he didn't stick around for long. That ALONE should table that argument, but since we're off and running:
2. Gretz played 18 games for us, 8 Goals, 13 Assists WITH 2 Goals and 14 assists in the playoffs. Add insult to injury, right after that he posted 25 Goals, 72 Assists with the Rangers AND 10 Goals, 10 Assists in the playoffs for them.
Iggy you can keep. Gretz, I wish we could have kept, even if it would have been for two more years, might have made a big difference for us.
Gretzky was one of the ones directly responsible for us losing to Detroit in 2OT in game 7. Flippin' lazy one handed play at center ice and he had the puck stolen from him by Yzerman. I'll always be bitter about that.
I forget the details, but had we signed him, it would have cost us other players in that we couldn't have signed them. I remember thinking a few years down the road, "Thank God we didn't sign Gretzky."
Gretzky was a huge baby about the whole thing with Keenan. Keenan was partially correct, Gretzky hadn't played well, and Keenan called him out. Granted, he could have been more tactful about it...but still. You're a grown man...don't get all butt hurt, just suck it up and play better.