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Wayne Gretzky looks to promote hockey in China

August 22, 2019


GAME OF HOCKEY HAS HAD NO GREATER AMBASSADOR THAN THE GREAT ONE, WAYNE GRETZKY. HE PLAYED A HUGE PART OF WORLD. NOW HE WANTS TO PROMOTE HOCKEY IN CHINA. WHEN HE’S NOT PROMOTING THE GAME HE LOVES, HE’S INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF BUSINESS VENTURES INCLUDING A NEW ONE HE’S HERE TO TALK ABOUT TODAY. WE WELCOME A LEGEND WHO MANY BELIEVE IS THE GREATEST HOCKEY PLAYER IN HISTORY IN THE WORLD. WAYNE GRETZKY. YOU HAVE YOUR HAND IN A LOT OF THINGS. BUT FIRST LET’S TALK HOCKEY. TREMENDOUS RATE. YOU SEE THE SUCCESS VEGAS HAD LAST YEAR. THE TV NUMBERS ARE UP HIGHER THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. IT LOOKS LIKE SEATTLE HAS A GREAT CHANCE OF COMING IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. WE ARE GOING FROM VANCOUVER TO MONTREAL TO L.A. TO FLORIDA WITH WE ARE SO FORTUNATE OUR BEST PLAYERS ARE TREMENDOUS PEOPLE. YOU LOOK AT GUY LIKE SIDNEY CROSBY AND AUSTIN MATTHEWS IN TORONTO. WHAT OVECHKIN DID LAST YEAR, HOW MARIA: AND WE KNOW HE CARES.>>EVEN IF YOU WANT A CAPITAL FAN, OUR GAME IS IN A WONDERFUL POSITION TODAY. MARIA: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN TERMS OF GETTING MORE PEOPLE IN THE STADIUM. YOUNGER PEOPLE MORE EXCITED ABOUT HOCKEY?>>I THINK YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, 31 TEAMS. THERE ARE SOME CITIES, AND LOSING IS A PART OF THAT. PEOPLE SAY I DON’T WANT TO PAY TO WATCH A TEAM NOT WIN. IT COMES BACK TO YOUTH HOCKEY. KID THEN SEE AND REALIZE HOW GREAT AND WONDERFUL OUR GAME IS. THEN THOSE KIDS ARE SAYING TO THEIR PARENTS I WANT TO GO TO AN NHL GAME. OUR GAME IS IN A SOLID STATE RIGHT NOW. THEY CAN DO. MARIA: ACROSS THE WORLD PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT. I KNOW YOU ARE HEADED TO CHINA. WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN TERMS OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE GAME. EUROPE AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA. HOCKEY LEAGUE GOING OVER TO ASIA. BOSTON AND CALGARY ARE GOING TO PLAY TWO GAMES OR THERE THIS YEAR. THE CHINESE PEOPLE WHEN THEY GET BEHIND SOMETHING, THEY GO ALL IN. THEY ARE HOSTING 22 WINTER OLYMPICS. THEY WANT THEIR HOCKEY TEAM TO WE ARE GOING OVER THERE TO DO SOME CLINGS. WE’LL WATCH SOME HOCKEY D THERE TO DO SOME CLINICS. WE’LL WATCH SOME HOCKEY GAMES AND GIVE SOME POINTERS. VIDEOS WE’LL LEAVE BEHIND IN CHINA. THERE ARE SOME GREAT NORTH AMERICAN PEOPLE COACHING OVER IN CHINA RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE BEEN UP AND RUNNING SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. MARIA: I WAS WATCHING VIDEO OF YOU THE OTHER DAY. WHEN I’M WATCHING THE PUCK, IT’S A LITTLE DANGEROUS AND KIND OF IT’S THE GREATEST SPORT. THE PEOPLE ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE. I HAVE MY GREAT MEMORIES IN SPORTS BECAUSE OF HOCKEY. I LOOK BACK AND I WAS NEVER FEARFUL OF GETTING HIT. IT’S A VERY, VERY PHYSICAL GAME. I LOOK BACK AND THINK I WAS LUCKY TO NOT GET HURT. THESE MEN ARE BIG, THEY ARE PHYSICAL, AND SOMETIMES THEY CAN BE OVERLIRE AGGRESSIVE. MARIA: YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN GREAT INVESTOR IN OTHER THINGS. YOU HAVE A WINERY AND RESTAURANT. TELL US ABOUT YOUR WINERY.>>THE ONE THING FOUND OUT IN MY IN THE BUSINESS WORLD I DON’T I HAVE BEEN LUCKY. MY WINE PARTNER HAS BEEN IN THE WINE BUSINESS SINCE THE 1950s WITH HIS FATHER. SO WE HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A GOOD PRODUCT. I HAVE BEEN PARTNERS WITH A FAMILY IN TORONTO FOR 25 YEARS WITH A RESTAURANT. THE THING THAT MADE OUR RESTAURANT SO SPECIAL IS HIS TREATS IT LIKE IT’S HIS OWN KITCHEN SO IT HAS A FAMILY

14 Comments

  • Reply kerry the truth September 8, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Wayne needs to move to China and give up his citizenship here.

  • Reply Chip Whiskey September 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

    The Great One!!

  • Reply Jersey Joe September 8, 2018 at 5:45 am

    When I graduated from my high school in 2008 in Maplewood, NJ we only never had a varsity hockey team. Since last season my alma matter merged into a co-op high school hockey team as Columbia-Nutley Raiders.

  • Reply YouKnow Who September 8, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Expansion is almost always good,but wrong timing can turn things upside down .

  • Reply Chuck September 8, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Ive hated watching the sports channels for years. Its just been freaking garbage for as long as I can remember it since the 90s. Always told everyone it was like watching the international channel and watching rich peoples wallets duke it out. Mexicans stole baseball, china /africa stole basketball, Canada stole hockey, etc. Its almost like the Olympics come around each year and we get to face off against other countrys. Only problem is, it usually looks like we imported all the other countrys best people and the only people absent is our own people (IRONY at its finest!). Its really sad too cause its never been state teams vs a state teams. Just one rich guys wallet vs another. The players look like they are performing a preset play with the outcome already determined, theres no drive, no love of the game, just a business deal like a prostitute. The refs rig the games and everyone knows it. The players are definitely not the best the states have to offer, cause I doubt anyone is even actually from the state born and raised. Of at least been there for years.

    I cheered and laughed my azz off the day Kaperdick started kneeing on the field and the players followed behind, cause the fans finally got to see what the players thought of them, the owners, etc! Which wasnt much! Isnt it fun to see all these BIG BIG Stars start to show their True colors? Certainly isnt Red White and Blue. Lets keep supporting these fakes by buying those season tickets, buying the merchandise, buying those sports channel packages, buying those name brands like Nike, etc……

  • Reply playnite September 8, 2018 at 10:17 am

    "And you gonna be helping young people develop?" Yes, I have been ordered to subliminally make them think the communist party is evil it's the only way that we can keep up with the world now.

  • Reply xiangming zhang September 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    What, wage war against us, now you want to come to china to make money. Get the f out of china, you are not welcomed here, american.

  • Reply Honey b. September 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    As a child I could not fathom why my uncles would watch american TV, bloomberg and alike. Now I get it

  • Reply Ciaron Smith September 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    They wont be able to see the puck. Sorry.

  • Reply AnjuABCDE September 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Next fox news segment, how China stole US's intellectual property on hockey.

  • Reply Stompulator44 September 10, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Shitties?

  • Reply Adam W September 11, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Why does Wayne always sound like he just came from the dentist and his lips are numb? Sorry if that's mean, but I have thought this for a while and had to say something.

  • Reply Claes Lundin September 19, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Excuse ME! Russia Yes czechoslovakia Yes Europe NO! TRY TO SAY SCANDINAVIA OR SWEDEN MORE EXACTLY!!! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

  • Reply Fnargl May 25, 2019 at 6:17 am

    sound like she said shities. KEK

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