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Great One lifts Canada above the ice

Originally Published: September 13, 2004
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

TORONTO -- It was just a pair of socks.

But these were Team Canada's socks, socks matching retro jerseys honoring the country's first gold medal team from 1920. So, like everything else connected to Team Canada, it was Wayne Gretzky's business. And Gretzky decided there should be a tiny replica of the jersey crest on the front of the socks.

So it was.

"He pays attention to every little detail," said assistant coach Ken Hitchcock, spreading his arms to incorporate everyone outside ...

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