The man behind the biggest collection of all things No. 99 is selling his prized memorabilia.
Insurance is a big reason. Collections such as Chaulk’s are hard to buy coverage for and the thought of a fire makes him blanch. Also, he’s already got most of the main Gretzky items likely to come on the market, so the thrill of the chase is getting rarer.
“There’s not a lot of chase left. It’s like I’ve gotten to the top of the mountain.
Should he stay or should he go? A debate could be brewing over the fate of a statue of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky that stands outside Edmonton’s Northlands Coliseum.
The city has struck a deal with the Katz Group, owner of the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL, to build a new arena in the downtown area.
A clause in the master agreement says if there are no objections, the statue of the former Oiler would be moved to the new arena. According to the Edmonton Journal, the statue has been in its current location since 1989 — a year after Gretzky was traded to the Kings.
Edmonton Oilers sit on bales of hay as they wait their turn to play in an game of outdoor shinny after the Oilers first day of NHL training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Why you should wear a helmet in warm-ups This is Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall after a skate sliced open his face during the team’s warm-up on on Tuesday. Don’t worry, his mom says he has learned his lesson.
The consolation prize? Fans of Edmonton’s Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle pose for a photo during a stoppage in play in the Oilers 5-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Photos: Juno Cup training camp Canadian musicians and former NHLers took to the ice in the first ever Juno Cup Training Camp at the Ricoh Coliseum Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. The event is a preclude of the Juno Cup where the musicians will face the NHLers for bragging rights as well as to raise money for charity. (Photo by Brett Gundlock/National Post)
NHL Rankings: The Fantasy Busts edition Really not too much to explain this week. Last week, we looked at the obvious and unexpected fantasy studs on all 30 NHL teams. This week, we turn our attention to some of the biggest busts.