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Gretzky proving critics wrong -- again -- as coach

Updated: March 13, 2008, 4:20 PM ET
By Mike Brophy | The Hockey News

The Great One is becoming a great coach.

While many predicted doom and gloom for Wayne Gretzky when he stepped in behind the bench of the Phoenix Coyotes -- based largely on the fact very few star players in any pro sport have gone on to be successful coaches -- Gretzky has fooled 'em all.

"The big thing is his ability to communicate; treating every individual differently," said former Coyotes GM Michael Barnett, who was also Gretzky's agent. "You have to be able ...

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