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Wayne Gretzky joins 'The Dan Patrick Show' to talk about the Kings and the Stanley Cup Finals.
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My LA kings tonight in game one against the New Jersey devil and the former. LA king legend Wayne Gretzky Jones how -- when -- I'm their -- I didn't know you only can -- Well I think they're up for sale but Craig I -- a bit on the bandwagon for quite sometime this year Robert Europeans up there you just jumped on the union. And yeah. You know it and I'll tell you one thing. And watching them down the stretch. -- We're probably much better team than their record indicated and then to see them. The first three rounds they're clearly the best team in the west and deserved to be where they're -- and you know the way they beat Vancouver and Saint Louis two great teams -- them to be. Phoenix in five -- who are on the strong rule themselves. They deserve to be whereas there. Definitely -- kings they're good. -- do you consider yourself the king or or an oiler. I don't even think about it. You know when they've lived in Edmonton and I loved it -- -- -- -- and loved it so it would have been hard for me. Had a bit in new York and LA in the final are being honest with you. It would have been a tough scenario but. There is treated so good in new York and so friend -- but. North I hope so they win them I'm -- for them. In in which plays are you it. Could you walk down the street and not be recognized you do better in New York than you would in LA. But what about admit I mean Edmonton he had no shot. -- -- that. You don't people refer to meet these people are really nice -- only really bothers me where their -- Evan Turner LA or New York. People are genuinely. Pretty nice thing. North. They work -- -- talk Corky up talk argue all day long and also known. It doesn't bother me wherever Mets I don't keep organized -- -- question and that's part of the deal also doesn't bother me. What do you think it would what's the number one question you get no matter where you weren't. In Canada or the US. Probably it was the best player ever. Played against or played with that that's a common question people. Always curious you know we always consider around the horn is debating the greatest players were whether it's baseball basketball hockey football and are -- people would cure her opinion if you think it. And Mario LeMieux was the greatest player ever lived then. Good for you -- if you believe message it was good for you that's that's yours and that's your opinion everybody. Those players who have earned the right to be considered that and that's what sports that's what makes sports so great and that's -- it. We debate all the time sitting around who was the best team with the best player and there's no clear cut answer nobody has an answer to that. Who would be your first pick. -- this many times before that that. Best two players ever put the game marquis were. -- home Bobby -- and you can decide which one was number one and what's wrong number two it doesn't matter they're both phenomenal. And the two best players ever so the best player ever played against Murray the new. And the best player ever played with was Mark Messier so. If you get somebody else better now let me nor I don't I didn't see anybody. You better than those guys. -- for other people decide. You know privately and ultimately when you sit around and. And I never really talked about it you know it's hard because. Bill Murray who's probably one of the greatest passers -- soft. And my policy was in the purest goal scorer pursue off. Gerber played against. I don't worry about that -- really don't it never was I don't wanna play they did my best. And -- proud of what I accomplished but I don't I don't worry about that I don't even really ever think about it now. The -- to two -- how big is the memorabilia room on the champs and -- I had them. The general manager Carl Raptors Bryan Colangelo wants me to do paper form video and and a couple of Bears come -- to do is bigger the other day from Toronto. And -- them have one trophy here and LA. And does it -- and even a real trophies do it's. It's actually in 1998. If we -- reassured called me. And there wanted to see before the game and it's something special would give you. And he gave me a replica. Out there rocket Rashard trophy which goes the player that scored the most goals in the season when -- became in their existence. I really didn't have a chance to win it kept supporting -- -- is kind of -- her best. That's your talk they have here I have Warren and the only other one have is the US open. Call thing that and try to break a hundred. And I -- a hundred raid on a single over a hundred there was an under under clever replica of the US open golf. -- never rocket Richard trophy those are my two trophy he's if they're they're rested and -- ever restaurants frontal. And of course my dad has a place Herremans basement that. Know people come through and his hockey tournament -- Christmas and I would say this every kid there and into who played in that tournament. Has had the media make your dad and I can you basement. I was -- TV show. And Justin Bieber told me that he was in my basement of the seven year old. Seeing my trophies so I think everybody's been through that basement. He's Wayne Gretzky -- -- -- joining us Dan Patrick show do you have a picture of the basement can you can you send that to us. I don't have a picture but you dad and my dad has an argument that December and that's who yeah you did a pretty cool. If he kept everything from when I was six years old my first yours you bitter about -- six. I think my first trophy must first park seats my purse there. He jackets. Ten minutes lacrosse -- And of course all the way up to me altered -- you in terms of yours and so kids come through there. And put on the different jerseys and the pictures taken through it and you know that's from my dad loves to do it used to drive my moments came because buses would stop and I thought were okay and it was right. I have a little bit just like examiner union but it just people coming through through a tourist attraction link. They're pretty much is that you've ducked anybody who's who's gone through their. And if if you run into somebody. And this age group player I was kind of say that you go -- you get a chance to see my dad and see the trophies. And they say nor I would like what you missed so he's not only to look at it he never talked to Gordon just -- people -- -- -- -- at a that. It really is something good got to go there and we'll be sitting there -- people just what camera crew who my Brothers travel north and that's. -- But you know I can't make this have to have an open door policy I love being -- -- does exist. You -- special person because he loved living he thinks that's -- -- -- about -- you know they have these autograph seekers earned every city you know and they wanna get. You know. Pictures sign hockey cards sign and I try to do my best I don't my concern for them periodically it's the same people in every city has been doing it for years juniors since I got on the bus one day. And my dad didn't sign an autograph senator -- got those guys this morning herald covered. And it goes on on other here you gotta get out there and sign and I threw wolf. I didn't consider this telling them anyway mean to upgrade at me and said. Get off the bus they got to make a living to -- That's what I deal with -- my dad. What's the other thing you ever on the ground. Are about that everything you know. I really believe that being a professional athletes. That's what it's all -- vote signing when I was pictures old I wrote a letter to Bobby Orr scored you know Bobby Hull and all three guys coming back. They autograph. Pictures signed pitcher. And always remember that and so. You know whatever. Kinda trouble -- -- people. Ladies and parents and grandparents to come up to me -- you know I sent back from Carter pictured in -- -- immigrants aren't. And that's what sports is although got the winning and losing -- is where you play you you play to -- champion but those things to go with it you know this. So many great people and so forth and so many good people and that's a mixture. That's why it's sports as such the following could have been people wait on the bad apples. I'm brought this up but doc Emmerich if you look at Marty Brodeur. Has he surpassed. Patrick long well -- no -- the got a guy at age forty with what he's done is he is he there with -- series she's. Better than grant fear you you said we love this argument with players so. And I believe the broad or you have a little biased because I think grit pure as -- -- replace because we played our team that. Really didn't play good defense that other teams play there without him we would not want. But in saying that I always you know recognize great people. And end -- -- to me. That I played against Patrick -- you know Billy Smith -- big game goal in the champions are in real competitor was dirty. Oh yeah and and he hated me and I didn't like him but today you know we have mutual respect for each other and you nor -- nor did he wasn't. You -- the top of the list. But he wanted to win and played under pressure and that's from murdered -- -- -- -- just the real special young man. -- -- -- for the playoffs started defensive watch -- managers and they produce surprise team needs because of Martin Berger. He's a special guy and a good person. We were roommates. In. The Olympics an Olympic village in Nagano -- myself. These are human and that. It was really interesting because. You know there's there's. And try to bring him more so there was there was three rooms and was four. And so of course we will also have Marty you take your own room and we can bond together and don't worry about our school we took on schedule -- like Nolan insisted. They're Stevie and I were older than in the rod insisted that. We would take her own rooms in the village. And then Ricardo. Down the road he he wasn't gonna play they told -- you're going to be the backup for much Patrick gets hurt so he was such a team today never one time complain or sit back and -- -- -- -- -- and -- understand -- and we we didn't even know so he's a real special young man. And it's great to see that he got a yes second win here at the age of forty and playing the -- -- -- for an. There are trained historian was at Disney World and I was so with Steve Kaiser and and we were doing something for the children's miracle network in this woman came up so excited and and just said oh my god -- my -- I can't believe that you. Then all of a sudden she said to him mr. Gretzky could you sign an autograph -- -- But that's that's totally. I've been that I've been told that mr. arguments trying to determine through. He did I did -- I don't know I think -- I -- Wayne Gretzky. Yeah so well because we're probably broad program -- -- from prototype there and perfect them of this it's only who wins the cup and one. Oh gosh I don't know it's that simple for LA obviously have -- here in LA and them -- McCain fan and you know they've been so special. On the road this year I mean I think good morning funeral or something and and they've they've looked solid in doing it they're big and strong and fast and the trade being -- for Richard can only build an organization you're able retreat to -- young players. As good as Jack Johnson who gets some really -- Carter and you can trade machine and using young point more general sentiments can be really getting get a guy of that caliber Richards -- your team becomes better and you're going to win a championship you know we organizations doing their homework and -- a lot of good things so. I like the kings up the middle elected defense without -- I like his -- I like their enthusiasm and their goalie quick -- it's gonna come down to can quick play under the microscope and under the pressure that Berger and how we said the people. There's -- and then wonders an exhibition season September as the regular season. Put the play goes up -- -- -- obviously goes up a notch the first round of the playoffs and that fourth round the level of play intensity goes up one notch further. Now instead it's the greatest feeling in the world when your professional I've -- kings forward and you're sitting up on the bench I think on the bench and you look up on the score clock -- the scoreboard. And you look for out of town scores and there isn't any. You know you have -- pretty good -- Internet so he's a great feeling. It's good to visit with you can. I argued and I'm -- were they doing so Wayne Gretzky.