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Wayne Gretzky sits down with Mike Zeisberger in Toronto on Monday October 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network)

Gretzky: Hockey expenses 'a crisis'

In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s centennial season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey. In the third of a four-part series entitled “THE GREAT ONE & THE STATE OF THE GAME,” Gretzky admits that the soaring costs of playing hockey is not a new dilemma for the sport — but nevertheles

Former NHL player Wojtek Wolski, seen here with the Colorado Avalanche, broke his neck and suffered a concussion during a game in the KHL on Thursday. (Postmedia Network/Files)

Former NHLer breaks neck in KHL

Former NHLer Wojtek Wolski is in intensive care with a broken neck after crashing awkwardly into the boards during a KHL game Thursday in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Wayne Gretzky was joined in Wednesday's announcement by Oilers owner Darryl Katz. OEG vice-chairman Bob Nicholson and Hockey Hall of Fame board chairman Lanny McDonald. (Codie McLachlan)

Gretzky, Oilers reunite

Wayne Gretzky never really left Edmonton because his bronze statue was always welcoming Oilers’ fans to the House That 99 built at Rexall Place, but now The Great One is back in the flesh.

Team Canada congratulates each other as they beat Team Europe 4-1 in World Cup of Hockey round-robin game in Toronto on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Canada vs. Russia still holds magic

Saturday night. Hockey Night in Canada. Canada-Russia. On home soil. In front of a raucous red-and-white clad capacity crowd at the Air Canada Centre and a national television audience watching at home from coast to coast.

Team North America centre Connor McDavid celebrates a goal by Jack Eichel (not pictured) against Finland during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

North America puts on a show

It wasn’t the first time Todd McLellan had been asked the question. But like the day before and the day before that, he once again had to revise his answer.

Team Canada centre Sidney Crosby (left) battles Team Czech Republic centre Vladimir Sobotka (right) during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Crosby's dominance helps Canada win

In the early days of training camp in Ottawa two weeks ago, after the majority of reporters had fled the Team Canada dressing room, Sidney Crosby took a moment to reflect on what it meant to wear that red-and-white maple leaf on his chest while playing on home soil.

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

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