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Could it be? Tikhonov and Gretzky with the same team?

Updated: June 21, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

OTTAWA -- In some ways, Viktor Tikhonov, grandson of the legendary Soviet national coach and taskmaster who is his namesake, is the hockey player who fell to earth. Virtually unknown in hockey circles before this year, Tikhonov displayed his flawless English in describing the thrill of hearing Phoenix Coyotes head coach and part-owner Wayne Gretzky announce that the Coyotes had made Tikhonov the 28th pick in the 2008 entry draft Friday night.

"When I was growing up, I was watching him ...

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