Mike Brophy: In those 39 games, there were 11 games in which Gretzky did not score a goal. He scored a combined nine goals in games 38 and 39.Walter Gretzky had planned to travel with the Oilers in an effort to see Wayne break the record, but he was at home because it happened so suddenly.At 55, the Great One is too old to actually suit up for an NHL team, but it's fun to wonder how his game would translate to the current day.(John Woods/Canadian Press)Seventeen years after hanging up his skates — in '99, of course — Wayne Gretzky still holds many of hockey's most cherished records. Wayne County Chat Oakland County Chat Macomb County Chat Kent County Chat Genesee County Chat Washtenaw County Chat Ingham County Chat Ottawa County Chat Kalamazoo County Chat Saginaw County Chat Livingston County Chat Muskegon County Chat St.Although it aired during the 2008–2009 TV season, it depicted the first semester of the 2007–08 school year, because starting in season six the series began showing only one semester over an entire season.Anticipating how the play was going to unfold is what made Wayne such a special player.
CBC Sports: What's your favourite thing about the 50-in-39 record?Get away for a day and escape to somewhere new, our day trips are the perfect opportunity to try something different.We feature tours to cultural cities and sights from Oxford to Portsmouth, coach trips to historic homes and gardens from Greenway House, Dartmouth to Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle and The Houses of Parliament, shopping havens and exhibitions, rural retreats and top attractions including London Eye, Legoland and Alton Towers.I have a solid group of friends, a supportive family and a clear awareness of who I am and who I want to be.Yet the moment I have to tell the guy I’m dating that sex is not an option, I become a squirmy, awkward, fidgety girl who can’t make eye contact or put together a complete sentence.MB: Back in an era where perhaps not everybody was invested in their physical fitness, Wayne's dedication to the game set him apart.