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Wayne Gretzky to drop the puck at Game 3

Jun 2, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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When the Stanley Cup finals shifts to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4, all the stars will be out for it including The Great One.

Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports Wayne Gretzky will be in the house for Game 3 and dropping the ceremonial first puck.

Gretzky, of course, was the captain of the 1993 Kings team that was the franchise’s first and last team to reach the Stanley Cup finals. The Kings lost to Montreal that season, but with the current Kings leading the series 1-0 with a shot at heading home up 2-0 tonight, the atmosphere will officially be off the charts.

With the Kings facing the Devils, there’s no irony being lost as Gretzky once famously roasted the Devils for being a “Mickey Mouse organization” as a member of the Oilers after a 13-4 thrashing of New Jersey. They’re both a long way from those words being close to true.

  1. laleafs - Jun 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Good to hear. Sure hope the league paid the man the money they owed him. Nobody has done more to promote the game than the Great One, nickel and diming him is not cool.

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