40 thoughts on “Stephen Harper interviews Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe”

  1. Wonderful sense of humour by all
    so proud to call these great men Canadians
    I am so proud of Canada and proud to be a Canadian

  2. You're correct CS, PM looks relaxed and knows ' hockey' very well.
    I can just imagine the response to this from…….

  3. LizJ,
    the prime minister is like regular ole us canadians , having a great time with hockey legends and why not; it is not often you get the chance to have two hockey legends at the same time.
    I didn't know that Gordie Howe had a brother in Hockey.

  4. I met Gordie Howe at the age of 10 in 1965. I met the Great One last year at the age of 53 and have NEVER met Wayne Gretzkey unfortunately-but did see him play at the forum!!!!

  5. Peggy, Gordie is known as “Mr Hockey”, like it or not, Wayne Gretzky is known as “The Great One” of hockey, both deservedly so. All Canadians should be proud of these Icons.

  6. Liz-relax
    It was a joke!!I know all that-I was just making a point that to me Stephen Harper is the Great One!!!

  7. Liz, last time I looked, Gordie and his brother held the record for most goals and assists by a pair of brothers playing in the NHL.
    Vic had 3 goals and 4 assists.

  8. Because us “regular ole Canadians” always get a chance to chat with hockey legends…

    Sheesh.

    PS – those hockey legends are also not “regular ole Canadians”. One of them even lives and works in the good ole US of A.

  9. Gayle,

    This post is about HOCKEY and not sourgrapes. Are you part of the British Press?

    The same ones angry about our OilSands, our Sealhunt, our Olympics, our country?

    Why do you hate Canadians who have contributed so much to Canada?

    This is almost pathological in your relentless attacks on this democratic country and it's institutions.

    If you hate Canada so much, please book a flight to China a favourite of the Liberal Party.

    Best of luck.

  10. Shockingly, once again you find yourself unable to deal with the topic of the post and so you resort to lies and personal attacks.

    Sorry, but clearly I am smarter than you. Time for you to accept that.

  11. Gayle,

    Our resident “sour puss” and failed FB activist. Gayle, is Willow Violet Louise Riley your role model?

    This post is about Hockey our PM sharing a stage with Hockey legends at a Saskatoon fundraiser. ( You just can't accept this is NOT about you)

  12. Why do Liberals love bashing Americans so much? Did either of these hockey legends make speeches in support of the Bush Doctrine including targetted assasination or torture?

    We know who did, he is your leader. Wear that Team Jersey with Pride!

  13. Actually, YOU cannot accept it is not about me.

    Look at my post. See how I talk about hockey legends?

    Look at your post. See how you talk about me?

    Sorry I had to point that out, but it was obvious you do not have the intellectual capacity to grasp that concept.

  14. I was at this event, sitting in the front row, so close to Mr Hockey that I could've been subject to a brutal elbow. That Gretzky was going to speak at the dinner had been long known, but the fact that the prime minister was going to be there was only publicized that very morning.

    Which would have been good enough for all in attendence. It started off with Gretzky and Harper sitting comfortably in front of the crowd, just casually chatting about hockey, when Wayne brought up the subject of Gordie Howe — and then invited him on stage, to the surprise of us all.

    Do I have to mention that the place went nuts?

    The talk between the three went on a lot longer than was expected, so we never got dinner until the house was quite lubricated, which only added to the fun.

    My respect for Gretzky has never been greater. It was his idea to invite Howe, as the two themselves first met at a Kinsmen's dinner in Brantford 40 years back; Gretzky wanted to come full circle and do a Kinsmen's dinner in Howe's hometown instead. Gretzky even flew Gordie to Saskatoon on his own dime. I heard that the two men ended the evening swapping tales over drinks at a local bar with Kelly Chase, who was one of the other speakers that night.

    It was pretty special for everyone there.

    Thanks for posting this, Stephen.

  15. Gayle what does your post have to do with anything are you of the opinion that all Canadians are stupid?
    we know where they live

    fh

  16. I would say you were lucky, but if you were in attendance, you would have been associated with a great organization.

    Rob Huck,
    thank you, for your support, your fellow Kinsmen for helping in your community, our country a better place to live.

  17. Again this about Hockey and a thrill for us about hockey legends wishing we were there!

    Your participation like 99% of you activity have NOTHING of value to offer except criticism, hence the title “sour puss”. Everyone knows someone who loves to complain and find a negative in every situation. We just choose to avoid them at social functions as much as possible.

  18. Ignatieff lives…er…moved to Canada to be the undemocratically unappointed leader of the LPC…but he is as American as they get. So, what is the point of your comment?

  19. Well then you should be smart enough to know neither man is a “regular ole Canadian”.

    Sadly, I am not sure your colleagues here share your great intellect.

  20. So, you ARE terry1/parnel … whatever!

    It's not that Michael Coren isn't religious enough, it's just that he's just not very nice!!!!!!!! He gets a bit confused sometimes …

  21. Got this yesterday – ya gotta love how much Jack esteems women here. Boy he sure lifts them up.
    “Apparently federal NDP leader Jack Layton hatched a scheme for free publicity as the all-Canadian hockey fan on Sunday. He strategically positioned himself at Wayne Gretzky's bar to be in the centre of the camera's view, when CTV planned to show ordinary people celebrating developments in the gold medal men's final.
    But then a funny thing occurred. Immediately after the second period, the camera turned on at Gretzky's as the crowd was yelling, jumping up and down and waving their arms. Well poor Jack; despite his conniving plan, his mug was being blocked by a real fan waving her arm.
    So what does Jack do? He grabs this young girl's arm and forcefully yanks it down. If you watch this clip ( torontoist.com/2010/02/jack_layton_wants_you_to_make_sure_ you_see_him_celebrating. php), you will see the girl innocently waving her arm and happily cheering. Suddenly a quizzical look appears on her face as she looks at her arm as it's grabbed. Then the look changes as the grab turns into a forceful yank downward. Poor girl. She was just a fan. Too bad she got in the way of a professional politician's ego.

  22. Got this yesterday – ya gotta love how much Jack esteems women here. Boy he sure lifts them up.
    “Apparently federal NDP leader Jack Layton hatched a scheme for free publicity as the all-Canadian hockey fan on Sunday. He strategically positioned himself at Wayne Gretzky's bar to be in the centre of the camera's view, when CTV planned to show ordinary people celebrating developments in the gold medal men's final.
    But then a funny thing occurred. Immediately after the second period, the camera turned on at Gretzky's as the crowd was yelling, jumping up and down and waving their arms. Well poor Jack; despite his conniving plan, his mug was being blocked by a real fan waving her arm.
    So what does Jack do? He grabs this young girl's arm and forcefully yanks it down. If you watch this clip ( torontoist.com/2010/02/jack_layton_wants_you_to_make_sure_ you_see_him_celebrating. php), you will see the girl innocently waving her arm and happily cheering. Suddenly a quizzical look appears on her face as she looks at her arm as it's grabbed. Then the look changes as the grab turns into a forceful yank downward. Poor girl. She was just a fan. Too bad she got in the way of a professional politician's ego.

  23. Its always cool to see Gretzky, one of hockey’s NHL greats in any setting. This shows that he’s got the smarts as well as the skills. I miss him, hockey definitely needs another Gretzky.

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