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AriGold2.0, March 5 in General Hockey Discussion
Rest in peace, Walter.
RIP to the GOAT hockey dad. I've had family battle Parkinson's and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Sad day for the sport.
God rest his soul.
My dad and my grandpa played a golf tournament where he was a guest in Abbotsford years ago and were talking to him at the dinner after and told me he was saying something along the line like “ look at us , we are eating here like kings and don’t think twice about it while there are millions starving each day”. RIP to Mr. Gretzky.
RIP to a great dad that gave us a wonderful gift that got me in to hockey.
An anecdote involving Walter G., Harry Neale (back in the day - post coaching) was asked who he would take in the upcoming ameteur draft. Neale replied, "Well, I'd draft Walter Gretzky and the Sutter boy's old man, and then I'd start a stud farm..."
Hell of a run
RIP ultimate hockey dad. As big a legend as his son imo
A sad day for sure.
Pieces of hockey history are slowly slipping away....puts everything in perspective in a don't sweat the small stuff way.
My Mom shared a similar history with the brain aneurysm stuff....she was about the same age when she collapsed at work. Then a stroke then, eventually, brain cancer. It's a long road, may he rest in peace. And say hi to my Mom up there.
RIP to the greatest one. A benchmark for fathers to live up to. My condolences to the Gretzky's
Goodbye to Canada's hockey Dad.
Gone but not forgotten.
RIP Mr. Gretzky.
RIP Mr. Gretzky...
Condolences to the Gretzky family.
I met Walter in 2005 at Gretzky's restaurant in Toronto when I was on a trip to the HHOF. Got his autograph actually and chatted with him for about 5min.
A nice, nice man. Seemed to have time for everyone in the restaurant.
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