Gretzky Says He’d Want McDavid, Ovechkin as Linemates, Chooses them over Crosby, Matthews, Marner

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If Wayne Gretzky played in the NHL today, he’d want to skate on a line with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Washington Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin.

“For me, probably Connor because of his speed, he would open up the ice, and Ovechkin because if we get him the puck you know he’s going to hit the net or at least have a chance to score, so, those two guys would be fun to play with,” Gretzky, a Hockey Hall of Fame center, said during a “#HockeyAtHome” video call this week.

“I admire the fact that every time he gets a chance, he usually hits the net,” Gretzky said of Ovechkin. “So if I played with him, I think I’d have more assists. It’s as simple as that.”

The full episode of “#HockeyAtHome” premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, SN, NHL.com and the NHL Facebook, IGTV and YouTube platforms.

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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1 Response to Gretzky Says He’d Want McDavid, Ovechkin as Linemates, Chooses them over Crosby, Matthews, Marner

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gretzky or McDavid at RW?

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