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Old 05-25-2021, 04:24 PM   #81
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According to the NY Post Gretzky will get ~$3 million per year to be their lead analyst. He resigned his position with the Oilers earlier today.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/25/wayne-...-nhl-coverage/
They know Gretzky hasnít been sober in years, right?
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:29 PM   #82
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According to the NY Post Gretzky will get ~$3 million per year to be their lead analyst. He resigned his position with the Oilers earlier today.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/25/wayne-...-nhl-coverage/
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They know Gretzky hasnít been sober in years, right?
They know that Gretzky knows jack all about the modern game right?
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Patrick Sharp should get hired for naming latest E=NG thread.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:40 PM   #84
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Yeah, I mean honestly, the few times I've heard Wayne speak, he's never really been very engaging.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:48 PM   #85
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Yeah, I mean honestly, the few times I've heard Wayne speak, he's never really been very engaging.
Thatís what I was thinking. Who has listened to Gretzky in the last several years and come to the conclusion that they need to have him giving game analysis?
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:49 PM   #86
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Yeah, I mean honestly, the few times I've heard Wayne speak, he's never really been very engaging.
Not even close.

He always sounds drunk or hungover, probably because he has been.

Babcock is a similarly terrible analyst because he is boring to listen to and doesn't seem to have much of a personality.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:50 PM   #87
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Name recognition

Wayne is more well known than any current star even

Side note get McDavid to NY
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:51 PM   #88
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Wayne's analysis will be anointing whoever is the first star at the game they're covering as the new best player of all time.

This guy throws outrageous compliments like its candy
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I don't like this move because the OldBoysClub™ is one of the keys to perpetual failure at the Oilers, so the longer they keep it intact, the better.
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The big question is, is Pierre McGuire going to ESPN or TNT?
If Rogers had any brains it would be Sportsnet.
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Wayne's analysis will be anointing whoever is the first star at the game they're covering as the new best player of all time.

This guy throws outrageous compliments like its candy
Yup. Barkley is great TV because he rips players. Has Wayne ever ripped a player or even said something about a team or player thatís negative?
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When you've been a league ambassador for 40+ years, you're not going to be known for your sharp barbs. Having said that, I love that going to work for TBS is a huge step up from working for the Oilers.
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Name recognition

Wayne is more well known than any current star even

Side note get McDavid to NY
You have to think that the NHL would love to get McDavid and Eichel to NYR and LA respectively this offseason.
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Biggest news here is that there will be more than one Stanley Cup Final. Do the same teams just play multiple series so that they can show 3 of them on TNT, or... ?
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Outside of his role with the Oilers I would honestly question if Gretzky has even watched or followed much of the NHL in recent years. I don't think he has really been involved with hockey/NHL since the Vancouver Olympics. My expectations are low for him as an analyst.
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Biggest news here is that there will be more than one Stanley Cup Final. Do the same teams just play multiple series so that they can show 3 of them on TNT, or... ?
That means TNT will cover three Stanley Cup Finals. The way it goes is:

2022: ESPN/ABC
2023: TNT
2024: ESPN/ABC
2025: TNT
2026: ESPN/ABC
2027: TNT
2028: ESPN/ABC

Wish NBA had that setup. Love Mike Breen/JVG/Mark Jackson but I wanna see Chuck/EJ/Kenny/Shaq in the NBA Finals.
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They know that Gretzky knows jack all about the modern game right?
He knows that if you increased the amount of chain-smoking alcoholics in the league to 1980ís levels he would still dominant
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Yup. Barkley is great TV because he rips players. Has Wayne ever ripped a player or even said something about a team or player thatís negative?
Is Gretzky position as colour commentator, or as in-studio analyst? Two completely different jobs.
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Is Gretzky position as colour commentator, or as in-studio analyst? Two completely different jobs.

Sometimes people can do multiple jobs, like analyst and therapist
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